Bruins hope to close out series

Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic celebrates his power play goal on Philadelphia Flyers' Sergei Bobrovsky...

Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic celebrates his power play goal on Philadelphia Flyers' Sergei Bobrovsky during the first period in Game 4. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Chris Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:09 AM ET

A dumb penalty by Philadelphia’s Dan Carcillo opened the door for the Boston Bruins to take the lead 1-0 after the first period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal at TD Garden.

It was good news for the Bruins on a couple of fronts, too, as big Milan Lucic ended a 21-game streak without a goal when he scored on the power play - just the B’s second power-play goal of the playoffs - at 12:02.

Lucic, on a setup from Nathan Horton, fired the puck into the open side behind Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, making his first start of the series, which the Bruins lead 3-0.

The Bruins had gone 0-for-30 in the playoffs on the power play before scoring late in their 5-1 Game 3 victory. Lucic’s goal came after a dumb penalty by Philly’s Dan Carcillo, who crosschecked Boston’s Gregory Campbell to the ice in front of the Flyers’ net. The Bruins are now 2-for-35 in the playoffs on the power play.

The Bruins are looking to finish off the Flyers, who they had down 3-0 last year only to see the Flyers become just the third team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series.


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