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Bruins provided one last chance in Vancouver

Tuesday, 06.14.2011 / 11:17 PM / 2011 Stanley Cup Final - Canucks v Bruins

By Dhiren Mahiban - NHL.com Correspondent

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Bruins provided one last chance in Vancouver
The Boston Bruins are 0-3 in the Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena and have scored only two goals. But with Monday's win, they provided themselves one last chance to find a way to win with Wednesday's Game 7.
VANCOUVER -- It's been a tale of two cities in the Stanley Cup Final for the Boston Bruins.

At home, in front of their boisterous crowd at the TD Garden, Boston has out-scored the Vancouver Canucks 17-3. But on the road, at Rogers Arena, the Bruins have been out-scored 5-2.

In Boston, the Bruins are 3-0 in the Final. But away from the Garden, they're still looking for a win with the seventh and deciding game taking place in Vancouver on Wednesday night.

"We need to alter our game here. That's what needs to be altered and we've already started talking about what we need to do as soon as the game yesterday was done," said Bruins coach Claude Julien. "I think it's important to set the tone and set the stage in Game 7.

"Our guys realize what they didn't do here well enough and what needs to be done. We're going to be ready to put that out there on the ice tomorrow."

On Tuesday afternoon, after their cross-continent charter from Boston, the Bruins were preaching the point of getting more shots through on Roberto Luongo. However, Boston has out-shot Vancouver 97-92 in the first three games at Rogers Arena.

"We haven't scored that many goals. Luongo is playing well here in this building," said Bruins forward David Krejci. "We're going to have to put more shots on him, traffic and find a way to play the same way we did at home."

In the three games in Vancouver, Luongo has a 0.67 goals-against average and a .979 save percentage -- a stark difference from his numbers in Boston, where he has an abysmal 8.05 GAA and .773 save percentage.

"We've made it not really hard on them, the games here," said defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. "(Luongo) has been seeing pucks really well so we just have to make it tougher on him and get guys to the net."

Added Tomas Kaberle: "We know we have to get in the paint, get a lot of bodies there, and get Luongo uncomfortable. We have to go to the net, play hard and get a lot of shots."

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, who has two goals and an assist in the Final, would prefer to throw out the past six games as the Bruins prepare for their third Game 7 of these playoffs.

"Every game has its own make up. It's not just one long game that has the same feel and the same performance," he said. "They've just been different games and obviously certain individuals have played better or worse depending on where they are on both teams.

"It's just the way it's gone. I don't know if there's a real good explanation for it."

The Bruins won Game 7 against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round and in the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay and are looking to become the first team in playoff history to win three Game 7s in a single playoffs.

"It all comes down to one game," said Patrice Bergeron. "It's exciting and we're going go out there, enjoy and play our game."
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