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Vancouver Canucks beat Boston Bruins 1-0, take 1-0 series lead

Jun 1, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT

Maxim Lapierre, Raffi Torres AP

It looked like the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks were primed to go into overtime in Game 1, but Raffi Torres scored a stunning tap-in goal will less than 19 seconds left to give the Canucks a 1-0 series lead.

Vancouver 1, Boston 0; Canucks lead series 1-0

A deeper analysis of Game 1 will come shortly.

  1. unbiasedfootballfan - Jun 1, 2011 at 11:21 PM

    1) It was off-sides…how do you blow that call?
    2) Bruins were gassed how does claude sit on his timeout?

    • sjawesome - Jun 1, 2011 at 11:31 PM

      I agree, the Canucks were offsides. The goal should have never counted. Just another call going the Canucks way

      • karlm144 - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:05 AM

        Super-slow motion replay clearly shows that Kessler’s skate was touching the blueline with the puck fully crossed into the Boston zone.The play wasn’t offside.

  2. eddieapoc - Jun 1, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    Looked really close to me. Maybe offside. Maybe not. Either way that guy should have gotten picked up by the defense.

  3. icu84bs - Jun 1, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    How could you not see he was onside. They showed the replay in super slow motion (several times), his skate was definitely on the blue line as the pucked crossed over. By rule, he is not offside (but is was really, really close).

    It is a shame that the Bruins lost it in the dying seconds, very close game.

  4. chadyola78 - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Clearly onside and what a great play to do so. Kesler is on a mission!

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