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NHL Network presents: Game 1 2011 Stanley Cup Final: Canucks vs. Bruins

Luongo tops Thomas in goalie duel to give Vancouver 1-0 series lead

Saturday, 09.10.2011 / 12:00 AM / NHL Network

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All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.

Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.

Fans can tune in at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.


Both the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins were desperate for a championship as they began Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. The Canucks had never hoisted the Stanley Cup in their 40 years in the NHL, while the Bruins were in search of their first Cup victory since defeating the Original Six rival New York Rangers in 1972.

Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo and Bruins netminder Tim Thomas would match each other save for save for almost the entire 60 minutes of regulation with Luongo finishing with 36 saves and Thomas stopping 33 of Vancouver's 34 shots on goal. But Game 1 would go to Vancouver on the strength of a Raffi Torres goal with just 18.5 seconds remaining in the third period. The 1-0 result marked just the sixth time in the expansion era that Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final ended in a shutout. Luongo's solid effort also resulted in him making an impressive 92 saves on 94 shots going back to Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against San Jose.

2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS REPLAY SCHEDULE
DATE TIME GAME
Mon, Sep. 12 8 p.m. ET 2011 Stanley Cup Final: Boston @ Vancouver, Game 1
Tues, Sep. 13
8 p.m. ET
2011 Stanley Cup Final: Boston @ Vancouver, Game 2
Wed, Sep. 14
8 p.m. ET
2011 Stanley Cup Final: Vancouver @ Boston, Game 3
Thu, Sep. 15
8 p.m. ET
2011 Stanley Cup Final: Vancouver @ Boston, Game 4
Fri, Sep. 16 8 p.m. ET 2011 Stanley Cup Final: Boston @ Vancouver, Game 5
Sat, Sep. 17 8 p.m. ET 2011 Stanley Cup Final: Vancouver @ Boston, Game 6
Sun, Sep. 18 8 p.m. ET 2011 Stanley Cup Final: Boston @ Vancouver, Game 7

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