Vancouver Canuck winger Alexandre Burrows waited for overtime to be great in scoring 11 seconds into the extra session to give his team a 3-2 win and a 2-0 Stanley Cup series lead over the Boston Bruins Saturday night at Rogers Arena.
It was Burrows second goal of the night (and 9th of the playoffs) after he was questionable for the game because of an alleged finger-biting incident with Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron in Game 2. NHL officials determined his actions in a post whistle scrum weren’t enough to require a suspension and Burrows made the most of his reprieve by also assisting on linemate Daniel Sedin’s game-tying goal in the third period.
Canucks outshot the Bruins 33-30 as goalies Roberto Luongo and Bruins’ Tim Thomas both played well in the fast-paced contest.
Bruins Milan Lucic and Mark Recchi scored for the Bruins who were also down 2-0 in their previous series this spring against the Montreal Canadiens before winning four of the next five to oust their opponents in seven games.
Game 3 of the series now moves to Boston Monday at 5 p.m.
by Cono Spitale