Stanley Cup Finals: Day 1

Raffi Torres' third goal of the postseason was just in time to secure a Vancouver win. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Raffi Torres’ third goal of the postseason was just in time to secure a Vancouver win. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

No. 1 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 3 Boston Bruins
GAME 1: VAN 1 – BOS 0

VANCOUVER – The first game of the Stanley Cup Finals was a far different story from last year. One thing that was the same: Game 1’s theme focused on goaltenders. No, not goaltenders giving up 11 goals. This time it was about the stellar play of the goaltenders and only allowing one goal.

There may have been no goal through the first two periods, but there was no shortage in penalties. The whistle blew 13 times, but neither side could take advantage. The Bruins even received a 5-on-3 opportunity for 1:32.

Time kept ticking away as neither team could find a way to get a shot past Tim Thomas or Roberto Luongo.

It looked to be heading towards overtime, but if you blinked, then you missed it.

Raffi Torres broke the scoreless game with a mere 18.5 seconds remaining in regulation. Thomas was pulled immediately after the goal for the extra attacker, but it wasn’t enough as the last shot of the game was the only shot to make it to the back of the net.

NEXT GAME: Saturday at 8 p.m.

SERIES: 1-0 Vancouver

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Categories: Ice Hockey, NHL, Sports, Stanley Cup Finals, Stanley Cup Playoffs

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