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Bruins Wicked-Awesome In Game 3 As They Down Canucks 8-1

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With the Stanley Cup Final switching over to Boston for the next two games, Vancouver had a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Bruins. A must-win for Boston, this game had a little bit of everything. The first period was fast paced and very physical as both teams battled for the first goal of the game. The first period ended with donuts on the scoreboard as both teams would not break. The highlight of the first period was a series changing hit when Vancouver’s Aaron Rome leveled Boston’s Nathan Horton with a late hit to the head that knocked Horton out of the game and off the ice on a stretcher. Check out the video of the hit.

The second period was a completely different story. On an unlucky break by Alexander Edler who broke his stick off the opening face-off, Boston was able to capitalize and open the scoring 11 seconds into the period. After that it was all downhill for Vancouver. The period ended with Boston up 4-0 and man-handling the Canucks.

The third period did not get any better for Van-city. With the surprise to see Roberto Luongo still in nets, he got lit up for four more goals as he allowed a total of eight goals on 38 shots. The game started to turn nasty as both teams combined for 118 penalty minutes in the third period alone.

The Bruins found their mojo in Game 3 as they were able to get a few monkeys off their backs. Having only scored two goals in game one and two, Boston was finally able to get to Luongo and embarrass him for eight goals last night. Boston was also able to jump start their special teams as they scored four goals on them (two PP goals, two SH goals). And most importantly, Tim Thomas was spectacular as he made 40 saves and stymied any momentum that the Canucks could generate.

Here are the Game Highlights courtesy of NHL.com.

Game four goes Wednesday, but both teams have many questions that need to be answered before that. Will Aaron Rome be suspended for his illegal hit? Will Nathan Horton be able to play on Wednesday? Will Roberto Luongo start game four? Which Tim Thomas will show up on Wednesday?

With the win, the series is now 2-1 in favor of Vancouver. Boston has showed some life and are now trying to make a series out of this final. Game four on Wednesday night will be huge. Till next time.

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