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SCF: Game Four notes

BOSTON -- Just a few tidbits before Game Four of the Stanley Cup final, compiled by the NHL stats experts.

* The Bruins victory in Game Three improved the home team's record to 26-8 (.765 winning percentage) in the finals since 2006 and 14-2 in the final round over the past three years. The home team is 282-228 (.556 winning percentage) in all other playoff series since 2006.

* Boston's 8-1 win Monday was just the third time a team won a finals game by seven or more goals since 1927, when NHL team began competing for the Cup. Pittsburgh had an 8-0 win over Minnesota in 1991 and Colorado blew out Florida, 8-1, in 1996.

* It also marked the third time Roberto Luongo allowed eight goals in a game. He gave up nine goals to Pittsburgh during the 1998-99 season when he played for the Islanders and surrended eight goals while playing for the Canucks last season in a loss to Los Angeles.

* Henrik Sedin has been held without a point in the finals. With one more, he'll tie Pavel Bure for second place in franchise history with 65 career points in the playoffs. Daniel Sedin has 60 playoff points. Trevor Linden leads the Canucks with 95.  

* Boston's two shorthanded goals (Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille) made it the first team since Minnesota in 1991 to score two shorties in the same game. The North Stars lost that game to Pittsburgh.

* The Bruins snapped a five-game home losing streak in the finals with the win Monday. Their last previous victory at home was May 21, 1978, when they played in the old Boston Garden.

--- Bucky Gleason

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