The Vancouver Canucks are only two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup.
Saturday night Alexandre Burrows scored eleven seconds into overtime as the Canucks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The fastest overtime goal in history also came in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final on Canadian soil.
On May 18, 1986, Brian Skrudland of the Montreal Canadiens scored nine seconds into overtime as the Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 in Calgary to tie the series at one. The Canadiens would go on to beat the Flames 4-1 to win the Stanley Cup.
It was not a good game for former Flame Andrew Ference who gave the puck away twice that led directly to two Vancouver Canuck goals.
Burrows was involved in all three Canuck goals. He opened the scoring at 12:12 of the first period on the power play and assisted on a goal by Daniel Sedin that tied the game up at two in the third period.
Many, including I, believe Burrows should not have played in game two because it is clear he bit Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins in game one on Wednesday.
Daniel Sedin (who assisted on Burrows’s game winner) and Alexander Edler also collected multi-point games as they each had two points.
Game three of the series is Monday at 6pm on CBC live from Boston.
In other hockey news, the new franchise in Winnipeg announced tonight they will not retain Rick Dudley as General Manager and that they have already reached its goal of selling 13,000 season tickets. Dudley had been the General Manager of the Atlanta Thrashers this past season.
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