Bruins Blast Canucks 8-1 in Game 3

Published on June 6th, 2011

David Krejci was one of the goal scorers for the Bruins

The Boston Bruins bounced back and made the Stanley Cup Finals a series by winning Game 3.  They dominated the Vancouver Canucks winning 8-1 on home-ice.  The Canucks still lead the series 2 games to 1.

The Bruins exploded in the 2nd period scoring 4 unanswered goals (one on the power-play and one short-handed) after having only scored just 2 goals in the first 2 games of the Finals.  Goal scorers were Andrew Ference, Mark Recchi, Brad Marchand (great individual effort resulted in a short-handed goal), and David Krejci.

This followed a brutal hit on Bruins winger Nathan Horton by Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome that saw Horton carried off on a stretcher in the 1st period.  The hit drew a 5-minute major for interference as well as a game misconduct for Rome.  The Bruins clearly grabbed the momentum from this cheap shot on their teammate.

The Bruins added 4 more goals in the 3rd period.  Daniel Paille scored a short-handed goal and Recchi and Chris Kelley scored even-strength.  Michael Ryder added a power-play goal in the last minute.  Jannik Hansen scored for the Canucks in the final stanza to break-up the shut-out by Bruins netminder Tim Thomas, who made 40 saves.

The Bruins will need to continue their strong play to even the series in Game 4 which is Wednesday in Boston.

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