The Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins dove headfirst into Game 7, with just brief moments of feeling-out before the end-to-end action began. Roberto Luongo got his feet wet right away, making a few easy saves early to get comfortable after a disastrous Game 6. For Tim Thomas, it was more of the same as Vancouver crashed the net with abandon from the start, but was unable to find a hole in the Bruins' goalkeeper's defense.
The first 10 minutes were high on hits and action, but low on scoring -- the norm at Rogers Arena in the Stanley Cup Finals. Luongo was forced to make a difficult save in the first half of the first period, showing the form Canucks' fans expect. The Vancouver keeper went stick side for the deflection before diving across the crease glove side to take the puck off a Boston stick, preventing a sure first goal of the game. If Vancouver fans were looking for a good sign, this was probably it.
After 10 minutes in Vancouver, the Canucks and Bruins are still all tied up at zeros.
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