NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Season 58 Episode 5

Game 5 - Boston at Vancouver (2011)

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Aired Saturday 7:00 PM Jun 10, 2011 on CBC
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Game 5 - Boston at Vancouver (2011)
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Game 5 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Final Score: Boston 0 Vancouver 1
Vancouver leads series 3-2

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Easily the best game of the Finals

    9.5
    WOW!! Now that was high drama! The result was exactly like Game 1 except the Canucks didn't wait until the last 20 seconds to score. I though both teams played a terrific game and again, like with the first two games, the outcome could have gone either way. Vancouver has now pulled out three very close games at home and been blasted twice in Boston.



    Both goaltenders were terrific and once again, Tim Thomas' aggressive style cost him. He's an amazing goaltender - a lot like life I think. He doesn't look pretty getting it done, but most often does get it done. I'd be rooting for him but for the fact I'm from Vancouver. I do wish him all the best and a few more years in his playing career, I just hope he doesn't win more than one more game this season!



    Roberto Luongo, just like in the opening round, rebounded when he had to and played up to his Vezina Trophy candidate level. He's had four shutouts in the playoffs now, which is a nice number.



    Not sure what comes next - the obligatory hammering in Boston or - finally - a solid road game with perhaps a power play goal or two. That would be something.moreless
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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (on going for a solitary walk on the Stanley Park seawall in preparation for the game)
      Vancouver Goaltender Roberto Luongo: I don't know if they have any seawalls in Boston, but I'm going to look for that. I put my hoody on and my headphones, and I don't know if anybody said anything [to me]. I can't hear. But I just focus on the journey and everything I need to do to be ready for the game and that's what gets me prepared
      .
      Vancouver Goaltender Roberto Luongo: The only thing I have to prove things to is myself, my teammates and my family and friends. That's who I play for. I play the game because I love it and I want to win the Stanley Cup. So that's the only motivation I need right now. I try to block everything else out. Sometimes it's hard to do in a city like this. You can't let those things affect you because then they will affect your game.

    • Boston Coach Claude Julien: It wasn't a good night for our whole team as far as creating good, quality scoring chances. We had some, but the thing that we need to do a lot better is get to that front of the net. We had guys, again, there, but on the side [of the net]. We need to be a little more aggressive in that area than we were tonight. That's so huge for a hockey club and we need that.
      .
      Boston Coach Claude Julien: We've been through this, I don't know how many times, so it's not something that's new to us. We've had to regroup all year. I don't think we're a team that's done anything the easy way, so in certain ways, it's not a surprising that we're here in this situation where we got to bring our team back home and create a Game 7. Two of the last three rounds we have been through seven-game series, so our goal right now is to create another one.

    • (on the only goal of the game, which resulted from Kevin Bieksa shooting wide deliberately and having the puck bounce to Maxim Lapierre, who scored)
      Vancouver Defenseman Kevin Bieksa: I hope I was trying to miss the net, because I missed it by about eight feet. I didn't have a real good angle to the net, so I just put it up there and got a good bounce.
      .
      Vancouver Center Maxim Lapierre
      : We got lucky. Good bounce. It was challenging there for us, right spot at the right time.
      .
      Boston Goaltender Tim Thomas: Those are usually the kind of goals that go in when no one is scoring. A lot of times it's going to be that fluke one off the boards, and Lapierre didn't even get the shot off clean. If he got the shot off clean, I would have been able to read it better and would have had a better chance at it.

    • Boston Left Wing Milan Lucic: I don't know how to explain it. Especially in a series where you don't have home-ice advantage, you've got to find a way to win at least one game on the road if you want to come out on top, and for some reason we haven't been able to.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Player Interviews:
      Pregame: Vancouver's Henrik Sedin, Boston's Brad Marchand
      First Intermission: Vancouver's Ryan Kessler
      Second Intermission: Boston's Rich Peverly
      Post Game: Vancouver's Roberto Luongo

    • Lineups
      Boston Bruins
      Patrice Bergeron C
      Johnny Boychuk D
      Gregory Campbell C
      Zdeno Chara D (Team Captain)
      Andrew Ference D
      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
      Shawn Thornton LW
      .
      Vancouver Canucks
      Andrew Alberts D
      Kevin Bieksa D
      Alexandre Burrows LW
      Alexander Edler D
      Christian Ehrhoff D
      Tanner Glass LW
      Jannik Hansen RW
      Chris Higgins LW
      Ryan Kesler C
      Maxim Lapierre C
      Roberto Luongo G
      Manny Malhotra C
      Victor Oreskovich RW
      Mason Raymond RW
      Sami Salo D
      Daniel Sedin LW
      Henrik Sedin C (Team Captain)
      Cory Schneider G
      Chris Tanev D
      Rafi Torres LW

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

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When you walk through a storm
      Hold your head up high
      Though your dreams be tossed and blown
      Walk with hope in your heart
      And you'll never walk alone
      You'll never walk alone

      .
      Ron McLean is quoting from You'll Never Walk Alone from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. The full song lyrics are below.
      .
      When you walk through a storm
      Hold your head up high
      And don't be afraid of the dark
      At the end of the storm
      There's a golden sky
      And the sweet silver song of the lark
      Walk on, through the wind
      Walk on, through the rain
      Though your dreams be tossed and blown
      Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
      And you'll never walk alone
      You'll never walk alone
      When you walk through a storm
      Hold your head up high
      And don't be afraid of the dark
      At the end of the storm
      There's a golden sky
      And the sweet silver song of the lark
      Walk on, through the wind
      Walk on, through the rain
      Though your dreams be tossed and blown
      Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
      And you'll never walk alone
      You'll never walk alone
      Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
      And you'll never walk alone
      You'll never walk alone

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