The Vancouver Canucks are back and on the board in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. After two periods of futility on the offensive end, it took just 25 seconds for Henrik Sedin to find the back of the net to begin the third period, finally putting an end to Tim Thomas' shutout. Despite the goal, the early goal the Boston Bruins put the Canucks in at the expense of Roberto Luongo appears to be too much, and it'll take a heroic effort in the third period to leave Boston with the Stanley Cup.
Patrice Bergeron netted a hat trick in the third period, but it didn't come from goal-scoring. Instead, Bergeron was sent to the box on three separate occasions for three different penalties. First it was goaltender interference as Bergeron failed to properly apply the brakes and plowed Cory Schneider. Later, Bergeron was whistled for interference before completing his own hat trick with an elbowing call just before the end of the period.
The third was important as Vancouver finally converted a power play early in the third period to get on the board during the carry-over. The Canucks nearly got a second just a few minutes later as Jannik Hansen hit the post and celebrated as if it popped in and out. But alas, after a video review, the referees made the correct call and didn't allow the goal, leaving the score as it was.
Just a few minutes into the final frame, the Canucks still trail the Bruins, 4-1. Vancouver is attacking much more and dominating the run of play early in the third period, but the Canucks have a ways to go to make a game of this.
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