NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Season 58 Episode 2

Game 2 - Boston at Vancouver (2011)

Aired Saturday 7:00 PM Jun 04, 2011 on CBC
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Game 2 - Boston at Vancouver (2011)

Game 2 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Final Score: Boston 2 Vancouver 3 (OT)
Vancouver leads series 2-0

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  • What a finish!

    I confess - I was a few seconds late getting back to my seat in front of the TV for overtime and returned to see fans cheering. I figured they were anticipating the start of overtime. Oops. Good thing for the rewind button on the remote! Alex Burrows made a fantastic play to win the game just 11 seconds into OT.

    I think the Bruins have every right to say they deserved a better fate. They played two excellent road games and have nothing to show for it other than what should be some good confidence heading home. They played the best team in the league even for 120 minutes.

    Today's game was much better than Game 1. Both teams played well, there was flow to the game instead of a constant parade to the penalty box, we had some goals and both goalies play very well - very much befitting a Finals game.

    I expect Boston will win Game 3 because they're too good to be swept and then we'll see what comes after that. Based on the first two games, we could be in for a long series.moreless
Ron McLean

Ron McLean

On-Site Host

Jim Hughson

Jim Hughson

Play-by-Play Announcer

Craig Simpson

Craig Simpson

Color Commentator

Glenn Healy

Glenn Healy

Ice Level Color Commentator

Elliotte Friedman

Elliotte Friedman

Ice Level Reporter

Scott Oake

Scott Oake

Ice Level Reporter

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Final Score
      Boston 2 Vancouver 3 (OT)
      Vancouver leads series 2-0

    • Alexandre Burrows' game winner at 0:11 was the second fastest overtime goal in Stanley Cup Finals history. The fastest was 0:09, scored by Brian Skrudland of the Montreal Canadiens against the Calgary Flames in Game 2 of the 1986 Finals.

    • Vancouver center Manny Malhotra returned to the lineup for the first time since suffering a potentially career ending eye injury on March 16 when he was hit square in the eye by a puck that deflected off his own stick.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Boston Coach Claude Julien: In the last two games here, we've lost by one goal and still I don't think we've played the way we can. We're a better team than we've shown. We've got to go back home and start showing that and get ourselves back in this series.

      (on using defenseman Zdeno Chara in front of the net on power plays)
      Boston Coach Claude Julien: I think Zdeno has a lot of ice time. When you play a lot, certainly you don't want him in front all the time. It's a very taxing position to be in. We thought that (Milan) Lucic was bringing a pretty good physical presence tonight. He was capable of doing the job there for him. As I mentioned today, I said you're going to see him there at times, but it doesn't mean you're going to see him there all the time.

    • Vancouver Center Manny Malhotra: It was probably the most nervous I was in my entire career. I guess I really didn't settle down until after my first shift. It was obviously a great feeling, the ovation I got on my first shift ... Once I got out there and won the first draw I felt a little bit better and started to skate.

    • (on Alexandre Burrows' game winning goal 11 seconds into overtime)
      Vancouver Left Wing Alexandre Burrows: As soon as I got the puck, I knew I was going to fake a shot and then try to beat him. I lost the puck in front of (Boston goaltender) Tim Thomas, but I got it back, and I got it in. We knew our scouting report on Thomas. We know he likes to come out and challenge and freeze you, so if I shoot there, I think he stops it and covers all the angles, so I wanted to walk around.

      Vancouver Left Wing Daniel Sedin: Burr(ows) comes in to make a sick play. It was crazy. Outreach a 6-9 player (Zdeno Chara)? I didn't think he was going to be able to score from where he was. I don't know what happened, but it was really nice to see it go in.

    • Boston Center David Krejci: It's definitely a tough pill to swallow. It doesn't matter how you lose, you just have to pick up and move on.

      Boston Center David Krejci: I think we lost the game ourselves. Obviously they played well, but we had the game in our hands and we just gave it away.

    • George Stroumboulopoulos: This is the one sport in this country that really dominates. What does it say about us, the fact that we really love this one?
      Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Look, it's a fast, tough sport. I think we're that kind of people, fast, tough people. It's also a sport that everybody plays, right? I mean, I think in a way it's the most important thing about this sport. It's played by English, by French, by Aboriginal people, by immigrants, by all regions of the country. So, it's one of those things we have in common and it's also one of things that brings people together. It shows that we're all, you know, we're all the same citizenship in the end. ...
      George Stroumboulopoulos: When you watch, do you yell at the TV? Are you that kind of guy?
      Prime Minister Stephen Harper: I used to be, I've calmed down a bit. Now I get to do that every day in the House of Commons so now I got to tone it down at home.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Player Interviews:
      First Intermission: Vancouver's Manny Malhotra
      Second Intermission: Boston's Milan Lucic
      Third Intermission: Vancouver's Victor Oreskovich
      Post Game: Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows, Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, Boston's Chris Kelly
      Second Period Hotstove: Ron McLean (Host), Pierre LeBrun, Eric Francis, Glenn Healy

    • Lineups
      Boston Bruins
      Patrice Bergeron C
      Johnny Boychuk D
      Gregory Campbell C
      Zdeno Chara D (Team Captain)
      Andrew Ference D
      Nathan Horton RW
      Tomas Kaberle D
      Chris Kelly C
      David Krejci C
      Milan Lucic LW
      Brad Marchand C
      Adam McQuaid D
      Daniel Paille LW
      Rich Peverley C
      Tuukka Rask G
      Mark Recchi RW
      Michael Ryder RW
      Tyler Seguin C
      Dennis Seidenberg D
      Tim Thomas G
      Vancouver Canucks
      Andrew Alberts D
      Kevin Bieksa D
      Alexandre Burrows LW
      Alexander Edler D
      Christian Ehrhoff D
      Jannik Hansen RW
      Chris Higgins LW
      Ryan Kesler C
      Maxim Lapierre C
      Roberto Luongo G
      Manny Malhotra C
      Victor Oreskovich RW
      Mason Raymond RW
      Aaron Rome D
      Sami Salo D
      Daniel Sedin LW
      Henrik Sedin C (Team Captain)
      Cory Schneider G
      Jeff Tambellini LW
      Rafi Torres LW

    • Head Coaches:
      Boston: Claude Julien
      Vancouver: Alain Vigneault