Alex Burrows has been the center of attention all week long in the Stanley Cup Finals. In Game 1, it was a biting incident as Burrows was caught on camera taking a chunk out of Patrice Bergeron. And as Burrows dodged a suspension, wasn't it fitting that he was the one to almost single-handedly down the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals? It was his overtime goal, which came right off the face-off and only 11 seconds into the period, that gave Vancouver a 3-2 win in Game 2 and a two games to none series lead.
Burrows had a terrific overall night, playing a role in all three Vancouver goals. In the first period, Burrows found the back of the net to give the Canucks an early lead. After the Bruins scored twice in the second period, Burrows was credited with an assist in the third period as Daniel Sedin evened the score. And, finally, it was Burrows scoring the game-winning goal in overtime, right off the face-off and just seconds after the puck dropped.
Tim Thomas got aggressive as Burrows came streaking down the ice at him, and it may have proved costly. Thomas broke to cut down the angle, and after Burrows momentarily lost the puck, he regained control and wrapped around the net to sneak it across the line. With that, bedlam erupted in Rogers Arena as fans dealt with the shock of what just unfolded and the jubilation of a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.
In Vancouver, the Canucks down the Bruins in overtime, 2-0.
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