Even without their leading scorer, Nathan Horton, the Boston Bruins made the Vancouver Canucks look like pretenders in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals. After Horton was taken away in the first period on a stretcher after a check by Canucks’ defender Aaron Rome, the Bruins exploded. The result was an 8-1 laugher. According to USA Today:
The Bruins’ onslaught begin when Andrew Ference’s shot from the point found the net 11 seconds into the second period. At 4:22, Mark Recchi, 43, the oldest man ever to score in a Stanley Cup Final, added his second goal of the series with a power-play shot that seemed to ricochet off Ryan Kesler into the net. That came on the power play.
Boston rookie Brad Marchand his first goal in five games when he scored a short-handed goal against Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo at 11:30.
The Bruins’ final goal of the period came from David Krejci, his 11th of the playoffs.
Recchi, Chris Kelly and Michael Ryder scored in the third period to continue the blowout.
Not a lot to say about the Canucks offensive performance tonight. 8-1 in hockey is like 56-7 in football. The story is all about the winner with a score like that. It would behoove to Canucks to show up in their next game against the Bruins. But then again, that’s why they play a series. Any given team can have a bad night…a really bad night in this case.
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