While the Boston Bruins took a 3-0 lead over the Vancouver Canucks in the second period, the history of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals tells us that Patrice Bergeron's goal in the first period already determined the outcome of this game. That's because the team that scored the first goal in each game went on to win the contest.
Here's video of how Bergeron gave the Bruins the early 1-0 lead:
Vancouver's Henrik Sedin won the faceoff, but Bruins rookie Brad Marchand hustled his way to control of the puck. He followed the curve of the boards and turned in before circling his way back to the boards. At that point, Marchand pushed the puck to the middle of the ice, where two of his teammates were among three Canucks. The puck snaked its way through to Patrice Bergeron, who snapped it in from 18 feet out.
Bergeron added a shorthanded goal in the second period after Brad Marchand scored his 10th goal of the postseason.
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