Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 1: Penalty Killers Dominate Scoreless First Period

The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks had one of the more exciting "feeling out" process in the first period of Game 1 in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Lots of excitement, shots, and plenty of time for each on the man advantage. But, at the end of 20 minutes, the teams are scoreless at Rogers Arena. 

The big moment for Boston came when Daniel Sedin improbably high sticked Zdeno Chara, and received a double-minor at 4:03. The Bruins rattled off 10 consecutive shots on Roberto Luongo, but could not put anything past Roberto Luongo, and another one later in the period. The Boston power play was notable for missing two more times on the road, putting them down to 1-for-29 on the road during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They chose to use Chara in front of the net, instead of at the point. 

Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand penalties for high sticking and holding the stick gave Vancouver two power play chances in the period, but they were unable to put anything by Tim Thomas. The Bruins outshot the Canucks, 17-12 in the first frame, but both goaltenders were solid. Patrice Bergeron took a minor for roughing that will put the Canucks back on the job to being period number two. 

The Stanley Cup Finals are ongoing, as the Vancouver Canucks battle the Boston BruinsStick with this StoryStream for full coverage of Game 1. For coverage on the Finals, stick with our Stanley Cup Finals hub, our Canucks blog, Nucks Misconduct, and our Bruins blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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