Boston Bruins thrashed Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1 to win Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Bruins now take a 2-0 lead to put themselves in a commanding position in the best-of-seven series as they hope to progress to the Stanley Cup Finals.
After winning Game 1 3-0, the Bruins ran riot against the Penguins with four goals in the first period to lead 2-0. These two wins have both come on the road, meaning the Bruins will play the next two matches on home ice.
The Bruins now boast a 9-1 aggregate score after the first two matches, keeping out the previously potent Pittsburgh attack.
It took only 28 seconds for Brad Marchand to score his first of two goals as Bruins led 4-1 after the first period. The Penguins decided to change their goalies, replacing Tomas Vokoun with Marc-Andre Fleury after the Bruins had scored three goals from only 12 shots.
Marchand's second goal was equally damaging for the Penguins as it came immediately after they had brought the score back to 3-1 with just nine seconds remaining in the first period.
The Pittsburgh Penguins went into this best-of-seven series as favourites but after two away wins, Boston Bruins have firmly put themselves in the driving seat.
Games 3 and 4 will take place on Wednesday and Friday respectively at TD Gardens.
Two seasons ago, the Bruins lifted the Stanley Cup for the first time in 39 years and they must be dreaming of repeating the feat this time around.
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