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Game 1

Luongo wins Game 1 again and he gets the shutout. Now with 8 wins in a row. He has the best winning percentage in history for game ones. After the Canucks 1-0 win. It was a low scoring game, but what do you expect with two Vezina candidates in net? Both of the goalies stole the show, and only 1 goal was scored in the game. Raffi Torres scored the game winner in game 101 of both teams’ long seasons (Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals).

Both Vancouver and Boston got plenty of shots. 36-34 in favour of Boston, mostly because of all the penalties being called, with a total of 28 minutes in total. Boston went 0/5 (as well as the Canucks) on their power play, experimenting with Chara in front of the net. Speaking of Chara and penalties how did D. Sedin and Bieska both get called for high sticking on the 6'9 monster? Chara also got to take a face-off; his total for the game was 1/1. Hamhius had an amazing hip check on Lucic. But Lucic’ weight put a lot of pressure on Hamhuis' knee. He didn't come back after that. This would be a huge lose to the Canucks if he couldn't play. The Canucks 3rd & 4th lines are going to be a serious problem for the Bruins. The 3rd line, on their first shift was on the attack the entire time.

It seemed that near 5 minutes into the third period their was no more life or energy left in the game. This was mostly due to the consecutive icing calls and many whistles. But the game went on and so did the emotion (did I mention Burrows bit a guy?). The climax of the game came later on in the game when Torres scored with only 18.5 seconds left.

Other interesting stats:

Special teams weren't a strong suit for both teams in this game. The power play percent for both was 0%

The team that wins Game 1, wins the Stanley Cup 77% of the time

Tim Thomas lost his first ever game against the Canucks

Luongo gets his 3rd shutout in the 2011 playoffs

1st Star- Roberto Luongo

2nd Star- Tim Thomas

3rd Star- Raffi Torres

Hamhuis with a great hip check on Lucic:

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