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2011 NHL Playoffs: Canucks Defeat Bruins In OT, 3-2, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Vancouver Canucks 3, Boston Bruins 2 (OT)

After being caught on video biting the finger of Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron, most assumed that Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows would be suspended by the NHL for at least a game. The league determined that there was no convincing evidence that the bite was intentional, and Burrows was cleared to play in Game Two.

He ended up being the decisive factor in all three Vancouver goals.

Burrows started the scoring with a power play goal in the first period, with Bruins captain and best defenseman Zdeno Chara in the box for interference. But the Bruins fought back, scoring two effort goals in the second period against Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo, making the score 2-1 Boston after two periods. This would be the first lead for the Bruins in this series. But Daniel Sedin ensured it would not last, scoring a beautiful wrister past a diving Tim Thomas for the game-tying goal. It was Sedin's ninth goal of the playoffs.

While everyone thought Game One was headed into overtime until Raffi Torres scored with 19 seconds left in the third period, Game Two did eventually head into overtime. The period would not last long at all, as another turnover gave Burrows a breakaway that pulled Thomas out of position. Burrows completed the wraparound on the empty net to give Vancouver a 3-2 victory and a dominating 2-0 series lead as play heads to Boston for the first time.

Game Three is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Versus and CBC.