Bruins defeat Canucks 5-2, force Game 7

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Bruins defeat Canucks 5-2, force Game 7

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Follow @dannypicard
BOSTON -- @font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; a:link, span.MsoHyperlink color: blue; text-decoration: underline; a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed color: purple; text-decoration: underline; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; The Boston Bruins continued theirhome-ice dominance in Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night, scoring four first-periodgoals in a span of 4 minutes and 14 seconds and defeating the Canucks 5-2 in Game 6 at TD Garden to force Game 7 onWednesday night in Vancouver.

The Bruins -- who set a Stanley Cup Finals record for quickest four goals with that outburst -- won all three of the Finals in Boston, outscoring the Canucks by a combined score of 17-3.

Tim Thomas made 36 saves while the goalie who criticized him after Game 5, Roberto Luongo, was pulled8:35 into the game after allowing three goals on eight shots.

Brad Marchand got the scoring started 5:31 into the game,when he took a pass down the right wing, stepped into the right circle, andsniped the top-right corner with a snap shot.

Milan Lucic made it 2-0 just 35 seconds later, when he tooka behind-the-back pass from Rich Peverley in the left circle, and beat Luongowith a five-hole shot that caught a piece of the inside of Luongos left pad,and trickled past the goal line.

Andrew Ference put the Bruins up 3-0 with a power-play goal. His wrist shot from the left point got through trafficout front and beat a seemingly rattled Luongo.

That marked the end of Luongo's night, but Cory Schneidercouldnt completely shut down Bostons ferocious offensive attack, either.

Michael Ryder re-directed a low Tomas Kaberle shot from theleft point just 1:10 after Luongo was pulled, beating Schneider top-shelf togive the Bruins a 4-0 lead heading into the second period.

After a scoreless second, Henrik Sedin cut the Bruins leadto 4-1 just 22 seconds into the third period when he stepped out front on apower play rush and beat a sprawling Thomas top-shelf.

But the Bs answered as David Krejci gave Boston a 5-1 leadseven minutes into the period. He put home a one-timer from the left post while on a5-on-3 power play off a feed from Mark Recchi.

Max Lapierre scored a late goal with 2:26 left in the game.

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