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It was Boston’s third goal of the second period after a scoreless first.

In the first two games of the series, no team had led by more than one.

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Yep, they just announced a scoring change: It’s Mark Recchi’s goal, and an assist to Michael Ryder and Andrew Ference.

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And it’s 2-0 Boston _ the first two-goal lead of the series.

The Bruins picked up a rare power-play goal when Canucks forward Ryan Kesler deflected a crossing pass through his own goalie’s legs at the 4:22 mark of the second period.

Mark Recchi was trying to get the puck across to Rich Peverley. But before it reached Peverley on the other side of the crease, Kesler laid his stick on the ice and knocked it in.

Oops.

The goal was credited to Peverley. We’ll see if that stands.

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Eleven seconds.

That’s how long it took the Canucks to win Game 2 in overtime on Saturday night, and that’s how long it took Boston to break a scoreless tie at the start of the second period in Game 3.

The Bruins won the faceoff to start the period and brought it into the Vancouver zone, and the puck came around to Andrew Ference at the point. His high slapshot beat Roberto Luongo and gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

Give the assists to Rich Peverley and David Krejci.

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