Friday's game was the first in NHL history played on a Friday the 13th, in regular season or playoffs, that featured exactly 13 goals.
Claude Giroux and rookie Sean Couturier were the first teammates to record hat tricks in the same Stanley Cup playoffs game since 2006, when Buffalo's J.P. Dumont and Jason Pominville each scored three goals in Game 2 of the Sabres first-round series against the Flyers.
Giroux tallied three assists to go along with his three goals, becoming only the third player in NHL history to record at least six points in a road playoff game. Wayne Gretzky did it twice, with seven-point games for Edmonton in 1983 (at Calgary) and 1985 (at Winnipeg), and Rick Middleton registered points on all six Bruins goals in a 1983 game at Buffalo (the day after Gretzky's first seven-point road game).
Couturier, at 19 years and 128 days, became just the second teenager in NHL history to score three goals in a playoff game and the first ever to be able to celebrate openly such an achievement. The explanation: Ted "Teeder" Kennedy was five days younger than that when he scored all three of Toronto's goals in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Red Wings on April 14, 1945, but those goals went for naught as Detroit won, 5-3.
The Flyers are the first team since the Capitals in the 1995-96 season to win the first two games of a playoff series after overcoming a two-goal deficit in each game. Ironically, the Capitals also did it against the Penguins in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Penguins were able to shake off those losses and win the next four games to take the series.
Dustin Brown became the 13th player in NHL history to score a pair of shorthanded goals in a playoff game, but he is the first of those players to account for his team's first two goals in a playoff game in that manner.
Johan Franzan, who scored the game-winning goal in Game 2 against the Predators, has scored more playoff game-winners (12) over the past six years than any other NHL player. He scored 10 game-winning goals during the 2011-12 regular season, third-most in the NHL behind co-leaders Steven Stamkos and Radim Vrbata (12 each).
New Jersey overwhelmed Florida in the first period, outscoring the Panthers 3-0 and outshooting them 26-9. It was the first time that the Devils won the first game of a playoff series on the road since they beat the Flyers 4-1 in Philadelphia in the opener of the 2000 Eastern Conference finals. New Jersey had lost all five of its series openers on the road since then.