Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals had high stakes for the Boston Bruins even though they were down 1-0 in the series. The Bruins could not afford to go down 2-0 even though the next two games were in Boston. As great as the Canucks team is you just cannot let them get two games up on you.
Canucks struck gold first in game two as Alex Burrows scored on the power play. But what was interesting about Burrows scoring was the fact that his father said before the game, “You better score tonight if you want people talking about you.” In the second period the Bruins got on the board when Milan Lucic scored in front the net. A couple minutes later veteran Mark Recchi scored on the power play to give Boston a 2-1 lead and all the momentum in the game. Through 2 periods I felt that the Bruins had the momentum, as they were aggressive and they had the edge. Mid way through the third period the Canucks found their legs again the as Daniel Sedin scored on a wide open net. 2-2 after regulation means over time came, but it was not much of an overtime as Burrows out muscled Zdeno Chara on a wrap around scoring 11 seconds in to the period.
An interesting part of this game was the few penalties that were called compared to game 1. In game 1 we had 12 penalties and 0 goals. But this game had a total of 5 penalties and 2 power play goals. My hero of the night was Manny Malhotra for returning after what looked to be a season ending eye injury. But you got to give Burrows credit for his two goals and an assist. Burrows left the ice by showing the sign of shooting an arrow to the ceiling in memory of friend and former Canuck Luc Bourdon. The Canucks have found some remarkable ways to win in these playoffs and that is all I have to say to sum up the way this team has played.