Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 1 Score: Penalties Defining Stanley Cup Final So Far

The Boston Bruins didn't see a single penalty called in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. It didn't really matter to them, since they have a horrible power play and they won the game anyway, but it was a big storyline heading into these Stanley Cup Finals.

How would the officials call things in the most important games of the year? Apparently, the NHL wasn't happy with the let-them-play attitude the officials had in Game 7, because in Game 1 of the Cup Finals between the Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, literally everything has been called. 

There's still 20 minutes left in the game, and here's a look at the penalty summary. Click to enlarge.

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Yeah, that's slightly absurd. To be sure, the Bruins and Canucks haven't exactly been disciplined tonight, but 17:38 of total power play time in 40 minutes of hockey is just wild. 

More wild, perhaps, is that neither team has scored on the power play. We'll see if that changes in the third.

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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