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.