Bruins take 3-0 lead on Canucks in Game 4

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The first period’s over in Boston, and the Bruins have a 1-0 lead over the Canucks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Rich Peverley has the only goal so far, with an assist by David Krejci that moved him into a tie for the NHL lead in playoff scoring. Krejci has 11 goals and 10 assists, tying him with Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin and his two goals, 19 assists.

Vancouver has four players in the top seven in scoring.

After Krejci, Boston’s next-best scorer is Nathan Horton, who is seventh with 17 points but out for the rest of the series with a severe concussion. Boston forward Patrice Bergeron is also in there, with four goals and 13 assists.

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Rich Peverley has given the Boston Bruins a 1-0 lead in their attempt to even the Stanley Cup finals at two games apiece.

David Krejci poked it past the last line of defense, and Peverley went in all alone on Roberto Luongo before putting it through the five-hole with 8:01 left in the first. That’s the first first-period goal for Boston in the series.

Just the fourth shot of the game for Boston.

Give Zdeno Chara the other assist.

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The first power play goes to Vancouver.

Michael Ryder was sent off for tripping on an obvious call near the blue line right in front of the ref. The Canucks had the best power play in the regular season, but they were just 1 for 16 in the first three games of the finals. In fact, they gave the Bruins two shorthanded goals on Monday night in Game 3.

Not much doing on this one, either. Although they put some pressure on the Bruins‘ zone in the latter half of the advantage, they managed just one shot _ a scorcher from the point that Tim Thomas turned away cleanly.

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