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Stanley Cup Stories: Bruins frustrate Penguins

06/02/2013 01:52 EDT | Updated 08/01/2013 05:12 EDT
Round 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs opened with some rough stuff in the East as the Boston Bruins' slowed down the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 3-0 victory. This and more in the top NHL playoff stories from Saturday.:

1. Goalie Tuukka Rask earned his first career playoff shutout and David Krejci netted a pair in Boston's 3-0 win, but Pittsburgh wasn't completely silenced in Game 1. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had some words for his Bruins counterpart Zdeno Chara late in the second period. In the same centre-ice showdown, sticks and gloves littered the Penguins logo as Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin and Boston's Patrice Bergeron engaged in a rare rumble. But it was notorious Penguins forward Matt Cooke who created a commotion in the middle frame. CBCSports.ca's Tim Wharnsby writes that the repeat offender relapsed with his hit-from-behind on Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid. Fans weighed in on the hit and on the series opener. Game 2 goes Monday night (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET).

2. In the West, the Chicago Blackhawks struck first in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings. Marian Hossa tipped in the eventual game winner in the second period as the Blackhawks won 2-1. Justin Williams provided the lone goal for L.A., which has won just one of seven road games in the playoffs. The Kings will get another crack at restoring their road magic from last year's Stanley Cup-winning season in Game 2 at the United Center on Sunday (8 p.m. ET).

3. Less than a week after their second-round exit, some members of the New York Rangers have begun doing some maintenance. Captain Ryan Callahan and forward Carl Hagelin underwent shoulder surgery on Friday while their Rangers are shopping for a new head coach, as discussed by the Hockey Night team on Hotstove Tonight.

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