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Key facts and figures from Game 2

Saturday, 06.04.2011 / 11:54 PM / 2011 Stanley Cup Final - Canucks v Bruins

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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Key facts and figures from Game 2
A look at some of the key facts and figures from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
History was made once again, as Alexandre Burrows scored just 11 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory against the visiting Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. The teams head to Boston for Game 3 on Monday night with the Canucks up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.

Here are some of the other key figures from Game 2:

1 -- Wins by the Canucks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Canucks had lost the first two Game 2s in franchise history -- to the Islanders in 1982 and the Rangers 12 years later.

2 -- Wins by the Canucks this spring when trailing after two periods. The Canucks were down 2-1 after 40 minutes, but tied the game midway through the third period and won 3-2 in OT. The Canucks are now 2-3 when trailing after 40 minutes; the Bruins lost for the first time in seven games this spring when leading after two periods.

4 -- Overtime wins by the Canucks this spring, including two in their last three games. Boston lost for the first time in five tries in OT this year.

5 -- Consecutive Stanley Cup Finals in which Boston have lost the first two games, including Saturday night. The Bruins also lost in 1977, '78, '88 and '90 after falling behind 2-0 each time. The last time they got as much as a split in the first two games was 1974, when they won Game 1 against Philadelphia but lost Game 2.

6 -- Consecutive years in which one team has taken a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final. The last time there was a split in the first two games was 2004, when the Flames and Lightning each won once in Tampa Bay.

7 -- Faceoffs taken by Vancouver center Manny Malhotra, who made his playoff debut on Saturday. Before dressing for Game 2, Malhotra hadn't played since March 16, when he took a puck in the eye against Colorado. He originally was not expected to play again this season. He was 6-1 in the faceoff circle despite playing just 7:26.

8 -- Consecutive opposition goals on which Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk was on the ice, including the first-period power-play goal by Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows. The streak ended when he was not on the ice for Vancouver's second goal.

9 -- Goals this spring by Vancouver's Daniel Sedin, the most of any Canuck, after he scored midway through the third period to tie the game at 2-2.

10 -- Losses by the Bruins in Game 2 of the Final, in 15 tries. Saturday's game marked the sixth time in a row that Boston has lost Game 2 -- the last time the B's won a Game 2 was 1972.

11 -- Seconds elapsed in overtime needed for Alexandre Burrows to score the game-winning goal. It's the second-fastest OT goal in the history of the Stanley Cup Final.

14 -- One-goal games played by the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final. Saturday's win gave Vancouver a 10-4 record in those games. Boston fell to 6-4.

22 -- Overtime games in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, the most in a single postseason since there were 22 in 89 games in 2003. The record is 28 (in 85 games) in 1993, followed by 26 (in 86 games) in 2001.

35 -- Times in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final that one team has won the first two games. Of the first 34 teams to take a 2-0 lead, 32 have won the Stanley Cup.

42 -- Combined hits in the first period by the Canucks (42) and Bruins (20). The pace slowed after that, but the teams still combined for 71 hits -- 40 by Vancouver. Vancouver defenseman Andrew Alberts led all players with six hits.

43 -- Age of Boston's Mark Recchi, who became the oldest player to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Final when deflected Zdeno Chara's second-period power-play shot into the net. He's two years older than Igor Larionov, who had been the oldest player to score in the Final -- he had 3 goals for Detroit in 2002. Recchi's goal was his 59th in Stanley Cup play, by far the most of either team.

85 -- Consecutive saves by Vancouver's Roberto Luongo before Boston's Milan Lucic scored 9:00 into the second period. Luongo went 138:54 between goals allowed; he hadn't been beaten since San Jose's Devin Setoguchi scored early in the third period of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

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