Wednesday's Game 1 featured enough thrills, chills and great saves to hint at a dramatic Final in the making. In less than 500 words, here are the game's top moments:
Save of the game:
The Canucks had a couple Grade-A scoring chances early in the third period, but none better than Jannik Hansen
's breakaway near the five-minute mark. The Danish forward was sent in all alone by defenseman Christian Ehrhoff
but could not beat Thomas five-hole.
Shift of the game:
Twenty-eight seconds into the second period Kevin Bieksa
took a high-sticking penalty giving the Boston Bruins
a 5-on-3 man advantage for 1:33. The Bruins worked the puck around well and got four shots on goal, but could not solve Luongo.
"We had some good movement, we had some good shots, but we weren't able to find that one that was able to squeeze in," said forward Milan Lucic
, who was on the Bruins second power-play unit.
Boston's power play finished the night 0-for-6 with 12 shots, dropping to 6-for-57 in the playoffs.