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Canucks, Bruins show creativity can win Cup

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - When Daniel and Henrik Sedin streak down the ice to team up on a goal with their jaw-dropping offensive creativity, it's easy to forget the Vancouver Canucks were the NHL's best defensive team this season.

When Boston's top line presses the attack, changes styles on the fly and comes up with yet another clutch postseason goal, it's tough to remember the Bruins were right behind the Canucks in defensive stats this year.

The Stanley Cup finalists are reminding the entire NHL that elite defensive teams don't have to fall into the trap of boring hockey.

In Game 2 on Saturday night, the Canucks will continue their quest to show it's possible to win a title without retreating into a defensive shell.

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