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Bruins Vs. Canucks Score: Patrice Bergeron Strikes First To Give Boston 1-0 Lead

The Boston Bruins are on the board in Vancouver as Patrice Bergeron found the back of the net right off a face-off in the Canucks' zone. A quick centering pass found its way through the crowd and onto Bergeron's stick, and he calmly buried it to Luongo's stick side. The goal is an important one: The team that's scored first has not lost in these Stanley Cup Finals.

Bergeron had yet to score in the Stanley Cup Finals, but picked a perfect moment to break the scoreless streak. Luongo had killed the puck shortly before by covering a dump-in, but when the Canucks were unable to win the face-off, trouble started. In fact, both Bergeron and Mark Recchi had space in front of the net, but it was Bergeron who pulled the trigger on the one-timer, unleashing a perfect shot to beat Luongo.

Vancouver had a chance to equalize just a minute later as Jeff Tambellini a clear path to Tim Thomas on a breakout. Tambellini, however, could not take advantage as Thomas made another big stop, covering the puck to stop the action.

With just four minutes to go in the first period, the Bruins have the all-important first goal and lead the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, 1-0.

Stay with this StoryStream for the latest on the game up to, and throughout, Wednesday's matchup. For more on the Canucks, head over to Nucks Misconduct. For a deep look at the Bruins, check out the aptly named Stanley Cup of Chowder.