Bruins, Blackhawks take game 1

Bruins, Blackhawks take game 1
June 1, 2013, 11:45 pm
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Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton (18) reacts after scoring a goal against Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (bottom) during the third period in game one of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Boston Bruins won 3-0.

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Bruins drop Penguins 3-0 to take early lead

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) Round 1, make that Game 1, to the Boston Bruins.

David Krejci scored two more goals during his torrid postseason and the Bruins shut down the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.

Nathan Horton added an insurance goal in the third period and Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots for the Bruins, who silenced Sidney Crosby and the rest of the NHL's top-scoring team.

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Blackhawks beat Kings 2-1 in Game 1

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) Marian Hossa winked when the television camera focused on him during the national anthem, a signal to his friends watching the game back home in Slovakia. Then he gave them something to cheer about.

Hossa tipped in the tiebreaking goal in the second period, helping the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday in the opener of the Western Conference finals.

Patrick Sharp also scored and Corey Crawford made 21 saves for the Blackhawks, who generated just enough offense to improve to 7-1 at home in the playoffs. They also have won four in a row heading into Game 2 on Sunday.

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