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Bruins beat Rangers to take 3-0 lead

 Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk, right, checks New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals ...
 Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, stops a shot on the goal against the New York Rangers during the first period in Game 3 of the Eas...
 Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finland, reacts after New York Rangers' Taylor Pyatt scores during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Co...
 Boston Bruins' Jaromir Jagr, left, tries to shoot from behind the goal while New York Rangers' Michael Del Zotto defends during the first period in G...
 New York Rangers' Dan Girardi, left, and Ryan McDonagh celebrate after teammate Taylor Pyatt scored during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern...
 New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan (24) checks Boston Bruins' Chris Kelly (23) during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in...
 Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) skates the puck against New York Rangers' Michael Del Zotto (4) during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Co...
 Boston Bruins' Tyler Seguin, right, can't get the puck past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern...
 New York Rangers' Taylor Pyatt, right, celebrates after scoring a goal as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37), Zdeno Chara (33), of the Czech Republ...
 New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot against the Boston Bruins during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference semi...
 New York Rangers' Taylor Pyatt, right, and teammate Derek Stepan (21) celebrate after Pyatt scored a goal on Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), o...
 New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, stops a shot on the goal as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) looks on for the rebound d...
 New York Rangers' Taylor Pyatt, right, and teammate Derek Stepan (21) celebrate after Pyatt scored a goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (4...

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Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk, right, checks New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals ...

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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, stops a shot on the goal against the New York Rangers during the first period in Game 3 of the Eas...

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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finland, reacts after New York Rangers' Taylor Pyatt scores during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Co...

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Boston Bruins' Jaromir Jagr, left, tries to shoot from behind the goal while New York Rangers' Michael Del Zotto defends during the first period in G...

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New York Rangers' Dan Girardi, left, and Ryan McDonagh celebrate after teammate Taylor Pyatt scored during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern...

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New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan (24) checks Boston Bruins' Chris Kelly (23) during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in...

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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) skates the puck against New York Rangers' Michael Del Zotto (4) during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Co...

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Boston Bruins' Tyler Seguin, right, can't get the puck past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern...

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New York Rangers' Taylor Pyatt, right, celebrates after scoring a goal as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37), Zdeno Chara (33), of the Czech Republ...

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot against the Boston Bruins during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference semi...

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New York Rangers' Taylor Pyatt, right, and teammate Derek Stepan (21) celebrate after Pyatt scored a goal on Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), o...

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, stops a shot on the goal as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) looks on for the rebound d...

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New York Rangers' Taylor Pyatt, right, and teammate Derek Stepan (21) celebrate after Pyatt scored a goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (4...

It took 40 years for Boston and New York to face off again in the playoffs, and now it looks like being over in a hurry, as the Bruins beat the Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday to take a 3-0 series lead.
Daniel Paille scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:31 left in the third period to take what has historically been a nearly unbeatable series lead. Only three NHL teams have come back from 3-0 down and the Rangers will try to start that comeback at home on Thursday.
The Bruins need no reminding of the threat, as they led Philadelphia 3-0 in the 2010 playoffs and lost 4-3.
"We can talk about it all we want, but that's in the past," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "We had to live with that and we still have to live with that."
Boston also nearly blew a 3-1 series edge in the opening round this year against Toronto, before rallying from a three-goal deficit in the third period and capturing Game 7 in overtime.
"The Toronto series, I didn't think our team was in the zone the way it is right now," Julien said. "I anticipate _ knowing my team _ that we're going to come out the same next game and certainly not be the Jekyll and Hyde team that we were in the first round."
The Bruins trailed 1-0 heading into the third, but Johnny Boychuk tied it with his fourth goal of the playoffs after he netted just one in 44 regular-season games. It was the first time in three years that the Rangers had lost in regulation when leading after two periods.
"We played a pretty strong game," New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist said, "but we came up short again and it definitely hurts."
Taylor Pyatt had made it 1-0 in the second period for the Rangers, who had won their previous nine home games.