Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 4: Tim Thomas Blanks Vancouver As Boston Evens Series

Rich Peverley ignited the offense with two goals, Tim Thomas made 37 saves to notch his fourth career playoff shutout and the Boston Bruins treated the home crowd to a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks, squaring this series at two games apiece.

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Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 4 Recap: Boston Evens Series With 4-0 Victory

The Boston Bruins have evened the series in impressive fashion by outscoring the Vancouver Canucks 12-1 in their two home games, including a 4-0 Game 4 victory. Tim Thomas made 37 saves in the shutout and Rich Peverley scored twice in the win. 

The Bruins started the scoring at the 11:59 mark of the first period after Rich Peverley made a move around a Canucks defenseman and put the puck five hole on Roberto Luongo. Luongo was trying to challenge Peverley and didn't close the five hole in time to stop the puck. Assists on the goal came from David Krejci and Zdeno Chara

The second period has been the Canucks thorn in their side as they have allowed seven Bruins goals in the second heading into this game. The Bruins scored two more as Michael Ryder and Brad Marchand score 2:18 apart from each other. Ryder's goal came off a wrist shot that beat Luongo over the glove. Canucks defenseman Sami Salo may have caught a piece of the puck but Luongo still had a solid chance at it. Marchand's goal came from a backhand shot in front of the net that beat Luongo as he was going down. 

The Bruins finally chased Luongo in the third period on Rich Peverley's second goal of the game. Peverley deflected the puck into the net off a Milan Lucic pass heading across the crease. The goal trickled in on the off-angle shot and that was the last straw for Luongo. He was replaced by Cory Schneider who finished the rest of the game. Luongo finished with four goals against on twenty shots. 

Both teams started getting chippy as Brad Marchand took out Henrik Sedin within the final few minutes of the third period and then Alex Burrows went after Tim Thomas after the two traded stick slashes. It could be interesting to see how this spills into Game 5 which will head be in Vancouver on Friday night at 8:00 pm Eastern. 

The Stanley Cup Finals are ongoing, as the Vancouver Canucks battle the Boston BruinsStick with this StoryStream for full coverage of Game 4. 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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