Boston Bruins Defeat Vancouver Canucks to Force a Decisive Game 7
The Boston Bruins came out on fire in Game 6 to the tune of four first period goals within the first ten minutes of
the game. Boston’s Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Andrew Ference scored in the first 8:35 to knock the Canuck’s inconsistent goalie Robert Luongo out of the contest for the second straight game in Boston. The Bruins didn’t stop there as they finished the elimination game with an emphatic final score of 5-2, while sending the series to a decisive Game 7 that will be played Wednesday night in Vancouver.
Now for the sixth time in the last 10 seasons, the finals have been stretched to their limit. The home team as yet to lose in this series, with the Canucks winning their three games by just one goal while Boston posted three blowout victories on their ice.
League MVP Henrik Sedin scored his first goal of the finals on a late power-play for the Canucks, who failed in their first attempt to win their franchise’s first championship. Maxim Lapierre also scored in the third period for Vancouver.
Tim Thomas made 36 saves for the Bruins, as Boston’s moved within one win of its first championship trophy since 1972. Boston has lost its last five trips to the finals, having never even reached a seventh game.