VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 04: Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins in the middle of the first period during Game Two of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 4, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 2: Alex Burrows Downs Boston In Overtime, 3-2

It took Alex Burrows 11 seconds to break a tie in overtime on Saturday night as the Vancouver Canucks secured a 3-2 win to take a 2-0 lead over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2 Score: Mark Recchi Breaks Tie With Power Play Goal

It’s a scoring bonanza for the Boston Bruins in the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Vancouver Canucks took the early lead on Alex Burrows’ first period goal, but in midway through the second Boston evened the score on Milan Lucic’s goal. And just a few minutes later, in the midst of a power play, the Bruins seized their first lead of the series as Mark Recchi capitalized on the man-advantage.

After an 89-minute scoring drought, Boston has suddenly found an unexpected offensive groove in Game 2. For a team that looked quite helpless in Game 1, it’s been surprising, especially with Luongo looking like a brick wall through the first four periods of the series, but thanks to two quick strikes, with only 2:35 in between, the Bruins are threatening to steal a game on the Canucks’ home ice at Rogers Arena.

Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron were credited with assists on the power play goal. Boston took the man advantage after Aaron Rome was whistled for holding at the 10:26 mark in the second period. With the goal, the Bruins took a 2-1 lead over the Canucks with just over eight minutes to go in the second period.

For the latest on Game 2, stay with our Stanley Cup Finals StoryStream. For more on the Canucks, be sure to check out Nucks Misconduct. For more on the Bruins, head over to Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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Canucks Vs. Bruins Score: Boston Evens Score In Second Period

Just about 20 minutes after Alex Burrows broke-through and found the back of the net to give the Vancouver Canucks a 1-0 lead over the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Milan Lucic struck back, cleaning up the trash in front of Roberto Luongo’s net to even the score. Lucic took advantage of a scramble situation after a drive from the point, beating Luongo to the post to tie the game at one, giving Boston its first goal of the series. The Bruins had been held scoreless for the first 89 minutes of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Luongo had been terrific in Game 2, but fell victim to a mass of bodies and a loose puck in front of the net at the nine minute mark of the second period. Boston had put the Vancouver net under-seige, and Lucic capitalized. Johnny Boychuk and David Krejci for the pass from behind the net and shot from the point.

In the second period, the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks are tied at one in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

For the latest on Game 2, stay with our Stanley Cup Finals StoryStream. For more on the Canucks, be sure to check out Nucks Misconduct. For more on the Bruins, head over to Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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Bruins Vs. Canucks Score: Alex Burrows Transforms From Biter To Goal-Scorer

The man who drew the most attention following the Vancouver Canucks Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals was the man to draw first blood in Game 2. Alex Burrows, whose biting incident drew wide-spread attention on Wednesday, found the back of the net in the first period of Game 2, giving the Canucks the early advantage, 1-0. With the way this series has gone so far — Boston has struggled offensively and Roberto Luongo has been superb — this may be all Vancouver needs to secure its second win in a row.

The goal came on a first period power play after Zdeno Chara was sent to the box for interference. With just a few seconds to go, Burrows beat Tim Thomas, whose play has been superb, for the opening goal, putting the Canucks in an advantageous position on their home ice at Rogers Arena. Christopher Higgins and Sami Salo were credited with assists on the goal.

In the second period, the Canucks are on the board, leading the Boston Bruins, 1-0.

For the latest on Game 2, stay with our Stanley Cup Finals StoryStream. For more on the Canucks, be sure to check out Nucks Misconduct. For more on the Bruins, head over to Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 2: Boston Offense Looks To Rebound From Lackluster Game 1

The Boston Bruins didn't mount much of an offensive charge on Wednesday night during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Though Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo kept the Bruins off the scoreboard, he wasn't under a ton of pressure all night, and if Boston has aspirations of evening the series, something has to change on the offensive end. Tim Thomas is superb, and was for just about all of Game 1, but with their goalie standing on his head, the Bruins were unable to take advantage on the other end.

SB nation's Travis Hughes took a look at Game 1 while previewing Game 2, and noted just how dominant Vancouver was at times. The end result was a late goal and Game 1 win for the Canucks as Raffi Torres found the back of the net with just 18.5 seconds to go.

 

The Bruins simply didn't get many great scoring opportunities in Game 1, and in the end, it hurt them mightily. Roberto Luongo was just as good as Thomas in the Canucks net, but the B's were still out-chanced 13-7 at even strength for the game. A big part of that was just the Canucks flat-out domination of things. They had all the time and space in the world and the Bruins, for the most part, couldn't take it away despite their best efforts.

Hughes notes it's hard to see anything changing for Boston, and against a potent Canucks team, that could be trouble. Thomas will have to be on top of his game on Saturday, and even that may not be enough to down Vancouver in Game 2.

For the latest on Game 2, stay with our Stanley Cup Finals StoryStream. For more on the Canucks, be sure to check out Nucks Misconduct. For more on the Bruins, head over to Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 2: Time, TV Coverage And More

Game 2 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals gets underway on Saturday evening as the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins face-off at Rogers Arena. The Canucks took Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night after breaking a scoreless tie with just 18.5 seconds remaining in the third period as Raffi Torres found the back of the net, wiping away the clean sheet Tim Thomas had kept throughout the game.

The goaltender play was outstanding all night as Thomas and his Vancouver counterpart, Roberto Luongo, both stood on their heads and served as brick walls all game long. With offense at a premium, it took two superb passes from Ryan Kesler and Jannik Hansen to setup Torres for a tap-in to give the Canucks a 1-0 advantage in the race for the Stanley Cup.

Game time: The NHL is going for consistency with the Stanley Cup Finals and Game 2 will start at the same time Game 1 did: 5 p.m. PDT.

TV coverage: There was a bit of last-minute panic and confusion in Seattle on Wednesday ahead of Game 1 as viewers struggled to find the broadcast on KONG, not KING. This time around, though, KING5 will carry the NBC feed of the game, with CBUT carrying the Canadian version. Both are quality and both are available here in Seattle. Check your local listings.

Game previews: Nucks Misconduct does an excellent job previewing Game 2, just as they did for Game 1. You can find Vancouver fans counting down the minutes here and can read more about the chippy nature of the series thus far -- including the Alex Burrows biting incident -- here. Over at SB Nation, there are two pieces on the series to pass along. The first comes from Travis Hughes and serves as a preview of Game 2 and a look back at Wednesday's matchup. Kevin McCauley also examined Ryan Kesler, calling him a hockey snob favorite.

For the latest on Game 2, stay with this StoryStream. For more on the Canucks, be sure to check out Nucks Misconduct. For more on the Bruins, head over to Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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