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Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 2 Score: One Mistake Costs Boston In Relatively Even First Period

Alex Burrows may have given the Vancouver Canucks a 1-0 lead in the first period of Game 2 against the Boston Bruins, but overall, it wasn't exactly a poor period for Boston.

They seemed to do a better job limiting the scoring chances Vancouver was able to create -- minus one stretch where the Canucks put about five shots on goal in 10 seconds -- and they even had several of their own as well.

They were able to get their defensemen a little more involved in the offensive part of the game as well, one point of emphasis for them after Game 1. The chances are there for them if they keep plugging away, but one little mistake wound up costing them. 

Andrew Ference dumped the puck off the glass from his own zone on the penalty kill. It didn't get out, falling instead right on the stick of Sami Salo, who tossed it down to Chris Higgins. Higgins tapped it to Burrows and in the blink of an eye, it was in the back of the net. One little mistake, and the Bruins feel a lot further behind than they actually are.

The next goal, of course, is huge. Boston feels like they can't score right now, and Roberto Luongo has an 80 minute shutout streak going in these Finals. If the Bruins can get one by him quickly in the second, this will be a whole 'nother hockey game. If not, well... we'll see. 

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