Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 1: Teams Continue To Try And Bite Off First Goal

The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks continue to search for the first goal of Game 1 in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Though both clubs continue to get multiple power play chances per period, with both even having some sort of 5-on-3 during the middle frame, still no one has broken through. What we have seen, however, is a game heavy with chances, physical play and controversy as it's a 0-0 tie following 40 minutes at Rogers Arena. 

The Bruins got a 5-on-3 early in the period. They were already on the power play from the Alex Burrows biting controversy that ended period one, when Kevin Bieksa took a minor at 28 seconds. The Bruins attack, however, was flaccid in the second period compared to the first. Only managing nine shots, while they put up 17 in the opening period. They are 0-for-5 on the man advantage, and now 1-for-32 on the road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Canucks had their own problems, while getting the better of the offensive play, were still outshot 9-8 in the period and 25-20 by the Bruins through two periods. They had a brief 5-on-3 when Dennis Seidenberg and Rich Peverley went off for kneeing and hooking, but an Alex Burrows (likely not getting any sympathy from the refs on anything borderline tonight) trip stifled their efforts. The Canucks are now 0-for-6 on the man advantage. The two teams remain without a goal after two, who will get the big first tally in Game 1?

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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