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Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 2 Score: Boston Steals Lead, Momentum Through Two Periods

By my elementary count, the Boston Bruins had one scoring chance on their two minute power play early in the second period. The Vancouver Canucks had at least two. In their second power play of the period, things finally turned around.

Zdeno Chara threw a puck towards the net from the point, and after a few confusing bounces between Tyler Seguin and Mark Recchi, it was the ageless Recchi who was credited with the puck sneaking past Roberto Luongo. He's the oldest player to score a goal in Cup Finals since the the NHL was created.

They often say that special teams is an extension of even strength play, and for the Bruins in the second period, that was the case. After that first power play early, the Bruins really turned the heat up on the Canucks at 5-on-5 to the point where Vancouver looked a little lost.

Now, suddenly, they have a 2-1 lead and this series looks a whole lot more even than it did 20 minutes ago. Of course, it also helps that Tim Thomas is keeping up his performance in the brilliance department.

The Stanley Cup Finals are ongoing, as the Vancouver Canucks battle the Boston Bruins. Stick with this StoryStream for full coverage of Game 2. 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.