NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Season 58 Episode 3

Game 3 - Vancouver at Boston (2011)

Aired Saturday 7:00 PM Jun 06, 2011 on CBC
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Game 3 - Vancouver at Boston (2011)

Game 3 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Final Score: Vancouver 1 Boston 8
Vancouver leads series 2-1

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  • Ugh

    This was just a bad hockey game. As one who doesn't like childish play and wanton violence, this game had far too much of it. Also, only one team really showed up to play the second and third periods. Despite being outshot, Boston thoroughly dominated play tonight and was fully deserving of the win. Vancouver could be seen as fortunate to be ahead 2-1 in this series and Bruins' fans might say it could easily be 3-0 Boston. I think it could easily be 2-1 the other way because I think Boston played well enough to earn a split in Vancouver.

    As for my hometown Canucks, where does one begin? I think the 0 for 8 power play result is alarming for a team that lead the NHL in power play percentage this year. Not only have they not scored, they've looked pretty bad in the process and not exactly stormed the Boston net generating quality scoring chances. The Bruins killed some of those penalties awfully easily and scored two shorthanded goals to boot - just horrible. Tim Thomas was good tonight, but he didn't have to be great.

    The Aaron Rome hit on Nathan Horton was a shame. I hope he gets suspended for it because we don't need that stuff. I think Alex Burrows should have been suspended for one game after the biting incident in Game 1, but they way the players continue to taunt each other is just childish and not worthy of a great stage like the Finals. I hope both sides smarten up stick to hockey on Wednesday.

    I know Vancouver will be much better, but we'll see if it's enough. I'd say it's 50/50 right now. Lastly, I'm glad you can't carry over goals from one game to the next!moreless
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

Don Cherry

Don Cherry

Coach's Corner

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Final Score
      Vancouver 1 Boston 8
      Vancouver leads series 2-1

    • At 43 years, 125 days, Boston's Mark Recchi became the oldest player to score a goal in Stanley Cup Finals history.

    • Boston right wing Nathan Horton was taken from the ice on a stretcher at 5:07 of the first period after being hit by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome. Rome received a five minute interference major and a game misconduct. The day after the game, the NHL suspended Rome for four games and Horton was diagnosed with a severe concussion and will miss the balance of the series.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Vancouver Defenseman Kevin Bieksa: Obviously you don't want to lose 8-1 too regularly. It's embarrassing, especially at this time of year. But it's a loss. Still 2-1 for us. Luckily, we are not playing with an aggregate score.

      Vancouver Defenseman Kevin Bieksa: We had plenty of chances on the power play tonight to make them pay, and we didn't. That's how you keep them honest.

      Vancouver Defenseman Kevin Bieksa: Just a couple execution plays. Next thing you know, it's 4-0. We had chances. At times we had poor execution. At other times, we didn't finish. You just throw it out the door.

    • (on losing Nathan Horton to a vicious hit early in the game)
      Boston Center Brad Marchand: It's always tough when a guy goes down. We really wanted to get this win tonight for him. It's a very tough situation, and everyone is worried about him, but it definitely gave us motivation to win.

      Boston Right Wing Recchi: We talked a lot about playing for Horty. He's been a great teammate for us all year. It's tough to see your teammate down on the ice. We knew it was a late hit, but we're a little more concerned with his health at this point.

      Boston Coach Claude Julien: I think what I recall is it was a blindside hit that we've talked about taking out of the game. That's my view on it. Let the league take care of it. We're trying to clean that part of the game out.

      Vancouver Coach Alain Vigneault: I never want to see any player leave in that situation. The hit seemed to be a little bit late. ... That was a head-on hit, player looking at his pass. It was a little bit late. I don't think that's the hit the league is trying to take out.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Player Interviews:
      Second Intermission: Vancouver's Kevin Bieksa
      Post Game: Boston's Brad Marchand

    • Lineups
      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
      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
      Dennis Seidenberg D
      Tim Thomas G
      Shawn Thornton LW

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