Tim Thomas goes for a stroll and regrets it.
The Burrows biting incident has blown up, especially after his monstrously good Game 2. But is the outrage justified, or is it blown out of proportion compared to past, more serious playoff incidents.
So yesterday was the Nucks Misconduct Playoffs Meetup. It was great times. We watched hockey, we drank heavily, then watched more hockey. The game was the perfect ending to an awesome night... Alex...
You know....sometimes there's no point in scrutinizing a game. Tonight was one of those nights in my opinion. In general, I liked how this game was reffed (minus the failed Bieksa delay of game...
Time for the cardiac kids to rear their ugly heads. Two relatively quick goals makes this a rough third period. Time for some speed, risk and opportunity; Thomas hasn't really been tested yet. They got 20 minutes to fix that.
Two positives: Vancouver is owning the neutral zone and the fourth line, thanks to Thunderdomed Manny, is being used liberally. More rest for the top six should be apparent as the game passes the half way mark.
While the hand-wringing continues over the latest edition of 'Alex Burrows is the worst thing ever', the Bruins are loving the distractions that keep people from focusing on things. Things like a lack of maturity for example, that is going to be their downfall in this Stanley Cup Final.
|- 1, Vancouver Power-Play Goal - Alexandre Burrows (8), from Chris Higgins and Sami Salo at 12:12. Penalties - Zdeno Chara, Boston (Interference), 10:24.|
|- 2, Boston Goal - Milan Lucic (4), from Johnny Boychuk and David Krejci at 9:00. 3, Boston Power-Play Goal - Mark Recchi (3), from Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron at 11:35. Penalties - Kevin Bieksa, Vancouver (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 1:03; Aaron Rome, Vancouver (Holding), 10:26; Aaron Rome, Vancouver (Interference), 18:59.|
|- 4, Vancouver Goal - Daniel Sedin (9), from Alexandre Burrows and Alexander Edler at 9:37. Penalties - Dennis Seidenberg, Boston (Tripping), :52.|
|- 5, Vancouver Goal - Alexandre Burrows (9), from Daniel Sedin and Alexander Edler at :11.|