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Bruins vs. Rangers Game 4 update: Boston dominates scoreless 1st

The Bruins had a significant shot advantage in the first period, but neither team was able to score.

Bruce Bennett

The Boston Bruins entered Game 4 against the New York Rangers with a chance to complete the only sweep of this year's second round. They played a solid first period against the listless Rangers, but the score was 0-0 at the end of the first 20 minutes.

The Bruins had the game's first seven shots, four of which came on an early power play after Roman Hamrlik took a penalty for shooting the puck over the glass. It took six minutes and 36 seconds for the Rangers to get their first shot on goal.

The Rangers failed to score on a power play of their own later in the period, which was the 21st time in a row New York hasn't converted on the man advantage. Their best chance for the Rangers came on a shot from Derek Dorsett, but Johnny Boychuk was there with the block:


New York appeared disjointed for most of the period, which doesn't bode well for their ability to avoid elimination.

The Bruins led in shots, 12-4, at the first intermission.

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