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Most penalty minutes since 1990 in Game 3

Monday, 06.06.2011 / 11:39 PM / 2011 Stanley Cup Final - Canucks v Bruins


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Most penalty minutes since 1990 in Game 3
The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks amassed the most penalty minutes in a Stanley Cup Final game since 1990 when they combined for 145 PIM in Game 3 on Monday night.

The Canucks totaled 70 minutes and Boston had 75 in the Bruins' 8-1 victory. The only other Final game in the last 21 years that surpassed 100 penalty minutes was Game 2 in 2004, when Calgary (60) and Tampa Bay (67) combined for 127 in the Lightning's 4-1 victory.

The next-highest total was the 83 amassed by the Minnesota North Stars (29) and Pittsburgh Penguins (54) in the Pens' 4-1 win in Game 2 in 1991.

Below are the top six PIM games in the Stanley Cup Final since 1990:

Date Away team PIM Home team PIM Total PIM Final score
06/06/2011 Canucks 70 Bruins 75 145 Bruins 8, Canucks 1
05/27/2004 Flames 67 Lightning 60 127 Lightning 4, Flames 1
05/17/1991 North Stars 29 Penguins 54 83 Penguins 4, North Stars 1
05/19/1991 Penguins 47 North Stars 30 77 North Stars 3, Penguins 1
06/06/2009 Penguins 48 Red Wings 14 62 Red Wings 5, Penguins 0
05/26/2008 Penguins 46 Red Wings 16 62 Red Wings 3, Penguins 0

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