Bruins Pummel Canucks Again in Game 4 to Tie Series

Published on June 8th, 2011

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas

The Boston Bruins won Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals 4-0 knotting the Stanley Cup Finals at 2 games each.  They dominated the Canucks winning most of the battles while the Canucks seemed to coast much of the game.  The Bruins held serve winning Games 3 and 4 at home after Vancouver had done the same in the first 2 games.  They out-scored the Canucks 12 to 1 in the 2 games in Boston.

Tim Thomas started in net for the Bruins and Roberto Luongo for the Canucks. 

The Bruins opened the scoring in the 1st period as forward Rich Peverley subbing on the top line for injured Nathan Horton scored at 11:59.  They then added two goals in the 2nd period with Brad Marchand and Michael Ryder each scoring for the 2nd game in a row.  Peverley scored again at 3:39 of the 3rd period to chase Luongo as Corey Schneider came in to replace him.  It was an abysmal performance by Luongo and most of the Canucks.  They came to Boston riding high and were knocked down several notches.

Tim Thomas was again phenomenal making 38 saves.  After making a hit in Game 3, the fiery goaltender followed that up with a late slash on Alex Burrows that caused a chaotic scrum in front of the net.  Thomas has only given up 5 goals in the 4 games so far in the Finals.  He has to be considered the front-runner for the Conn Smythe as the MVP of the playoffs.

The Finals reverts back to Vancouver for Game 5 which is on Friday.

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