This just seems to be the way it goes in Boston for the Vancouver Canucks. After controlling the run of play in the early-goings of the third period in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals and finally scoring a goal, the Canucks gave it back, and trail by four goals, once again. The game is as chippy as the whole series has been, and it was Vancouver falling victim to penalties in the third period.
Two infractions in 30 seconds sent Raffi Torres and Andrew Alberts to the box, giving the Bruins a two-man advantage for a minute and a half. Boston took advantage as David Krejci found the back of the net to push the score to 5-1 with 14 minutes to go in Game 6. Mark Recchi and Tomas Kaberle were credited with the assists, and the Bruins crushed any glimmer of hope for the Canucks after a strong start to the period.
After the goal, the Bruins and Canucks had another meeting of the minds, giving Patrice Bergeron an opportunity to earn his fourth trip to the penalty box in 25 minutes. Alex Burrows slashed Bergeron, the Bruins' center responded in kind, and both were sent to timeout to think about what they just did. With the game out of hand and the series already chippy, expect more back-and-forth shoving matches in the final 10 minutes.
Halfway through the third period, the Bruins are in control in Boston and lead the Canucks, 5-1.
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