STARTING GOALTENDERS: Rask (10-4, 1.99 GAA, .935 Save %) vs. Vokoun (6-3, 2.26 GAA, .929 Save %). Rask is 17-10 with a 2.29 GAA and .924 Save % with one shutout in 27 career postseason games. Vokoun is 9-11 with a 2.38 GAA and .925 Save % with two shutouts in 20 career postseason games.
BRUINS FAN BANNER CAPTAIN: The Bruins Fan Banner has been passed around the loge section of TD Garden before playoff games since the 2009 postseason. In 2011, Honorary Captains were introduced and have traditionally featured prominent Bruins alumni. This year, the Fan Banner Captains will feature a ‘Boston Strong’ theme with individuals chosen from in and around the Boston area. Tonight’s Fan Banner Captain is Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue who was wounded in the firefight with the Boston Marathon suspects.
TOR, Game 1: Todd Brown, Sean Tierney, Eric Gahagan and Ariane Thibodeau (Bomb Technicians from the Boston area)
TOR, Game 2: Jeff Bauman (Helped authorities identify the suspects after the Boston Marathon events, despite being injured)
TOR, Game 5: Carlos Arredondo (Came to aid of Jeff Bauman and others injured at the Boston Marathon)
TOR, Game 7: Jarrod Clowery (Bruins fan injured at the Boston Marathon)
NYR, Game 1: Adrianne Haslet-Davis (Despite being injured at the Boston Marathon, vows to dance and run again)
NYR, Game 2: Chris Dumont (Mass. State Police officer who came to the aid of Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue)
BRUINS VS PENGUINS LIFETIME: The Bruins and Penguins are squaring off in in the postseason for the fifth time with each team wining two of the previous four series. Through 21 postseason games against Pittsburgh, Boston holds an 11-10 record. The Bruins hold a slight 71-68 scoring edge over the Penguins lifetime in the playoffs coming into tonight.
STREAKING: Nathan Horton enters Game 3 riding a four-game point streak registering 3-5=8 totals during that span. Gregory Campbell is riding a streak of his own, having notched two goals and two assists in his last three games.
MILESTONES APPROACHING: Jaromir Jagr is currently one goal shy of tying Jean Beliveau for 10th place on the all-time playoff goals list with 79 and is one point shy of tying Paul Coffey for fifth place on the all-time playoff points list (196).
MULTI-POINT GAMES: The Bruins had five players earn multiple-point games in Game 2 vs. the Penguins with Bergeron, Boychuk, Horton, Jagr and Marchand all notching two tallies. The Black & Gold have 14 players who have had multiple point games in the 2013 playoffs: David Krejci (6), Nathan Horton (5), Milan Lucic (3), Patrice Bergeron (3), Brad Marchand (3), Zdeno Chara (2), Wade Redden (1), Gregory Campbell (1), Tyler Seguin (1), Daniel Paille (1), Shawn Thornton (1), Torey Krug (1), Jaromir Jagr (1) and Johnny Boychuk (1).
RASK EARNS FIRST PLAYOFF SHUTOUT: Tuukka Rask became the 14th different goaltender to shut out the Penguins in the postseason in Game 1 for his first career shutout. It marked just the 17th time in 295 postseason games (5.8%) that the Penguins have been shut out in franchise postseason history. Rask’s shutout was the first against the Penguins this season, and the first since Toronto’s James Reimer on Feb. 1, 2012. Rask’s shutout ended the Penguins streak of 96 consecutive games (regular season and playoffs) without being shut out.
PENGUINS NOTEBOOK: Kris Letang (3-13=16) and Evgeni Malkin (4-12=16) lead Pittsburgh in scoring coming into Game 3... Tomas Vokoun is 5-3 at TD Garden with a 2.28 goals-against average and .938 save percentage. Marc Andre-Fleury has won four straight starts at TD Garden to give him a 5-1-1 record in Boston, with a 1.83 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage… Pittsburgh is five-for-five on the penality kill through the first two games of this series and is 10-for-10 on the PK over their last three games dating back to Game 5 against Ottawa.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Bruins power play: 7-for-37 (18.9%, 6th NHL), Bruins penalty kill: 36-for-43 (83.7%, 8th NHL)… Penguins power play: 13-for-52 (25.0%, 2nd NHL), Penguins penalty kill: 40-for-44 (90.9%, 3rd NHL).
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