End of 40: Bruins 4, Canucks 0
By Mark Marino http://www.thehobofhockey.net
BOSTON — To say the Bruins took the emotion of the first period and slanted the ice in Roberto Luongo’s direction would be an understatement, as they rambled-off four unanswered goals
- Andrew Ference shot a puck that had eyes from the blue-line — splitting the Vancouver D of Edler and Bieksa — past Luongo. His third goal of the playoffs came just 0:11 into the second frame from Peverley (7) and Krejci (9)
- The Bruins then capitalized on a Jeff Tambellini hooking minor about four minutes later. Rich Peverley went crashing to the net, and appeared to have tipped a pass from Recchi from the left end-boards. But the goal that slipped past Luongo was awarded to Recchi (his second PP goal in two games) for his fourth of the post season — Ryder (6) and Ference (7) had the assists.
- Ference stepped-up in the neutral zone and helped break-up a Vancouver PP rush. Brad Marchand jumped in, grabbed the loose puck, turned on the jets and blew by Ryan Kesler. The rookie held onto the puck as he made Luongo commit, and flicked it top-shelf into the open net for another one of his patented shorthanded goals.
- Ryder took a wrister from the top of the slot. Luongo stooped it, but allowed a juicy rebound to his right, which was scooped up by Krejci and sniped over the Vancouver netminder’s glove-high.
- The Bruins PK has been sensational — killing off all five penalties. Not only from Marchand’s SHG, but Bergeron and particularly Paille had created a number of shorthanded scoring chances.
- Boston will open the third period killing the final 1:35 of a Johnny Boychuk double-minor for high-sticking.
- Bergeron is 6-for-12 (after winning 5-of-5 in the first)…Seidenberg has logged 18:16…Ference has six hits
Boston: 14 (21)
Vancouver 16 (28)