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Bruins-Canucks Game 1 reactions: Claude Julien calls Alex Burrows bite ‘a classless move’

Jun 2, 2011, 1:34 AM EDT

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Raffi Torres scored a goal with less than 20 seconds left to allow the Vancouver Canucks to earn a last-minute 1-0 win in Game 1 against the Boston Bruins Wednesday night. That narrow victory gave the Canucks a 1-0 series lead and an opportunity for fans to celebrate, but that contest didn’t necessarily provide a lot of insight into how this series might work out.

Post-game press conferences are often the place where coaches and players spout cliches and empty compliments to their opponents, with maybe a vague injury update dropped in here and there. That being said, they are often our best opportunity to take the pulse of winners and losers alike. Let’s take a look at some of the Game 1 reactions from both sides.

  • NBC caught up with Ryan Kesler after the game, which you can see in this video. Kesler added another bullet point in his Conn Smythe resume when he created as Johnny Boychuk turnover and then sent a great pass to Jannik Hansen, who set up Raffi Torres for that game-winning tap-in goal.

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  • Tim Thomas was outstanding in Game 1, but Roberto Luongo came out on top in that goaltending duel by stopping all 36 of the shots that he faced. Here’s what he said after Vancouver’s 1-0 win.

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  1. bcjim - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Pfft. Don’t stick your filthy glove in his mouth then you jerk, and you won’t get bitten.

    • dongaudreau - Jun 16, 2011 at 4:10 PM

      Yeah, that’s what OJ said. If nicole didn’t stick her dirty neck in my knife, it wouldn’t have happened. Get real!

  2. govtminion - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    I can haz cheezeBergeron? Nom nom nom.

    • dongaudreau - Jun 16, 2011 at 4:11 PM

      Wow, what a comedian.
      I think that chance has passed and Patrice is now busy celebrating.

  3. jpelle82 - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    my five year old got sent home from kindergarten for biting a kid one time. hopefully that little bitch burrows gets a game or two for his behavior. if you’re gonna act like a child you should get treated like one…go sit in the corner. that being said, i was impressed by the canucks’ physical game last night. they refused to be pushed around (see rome laying out lucic behind the net). the diving (henrik and erhoff) has got to stop though vancouver…its the finals and you look like fools flopping around on the ice on national television, have some pride, this is a man’s game.

    • jpelle82 - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM

      oh and kesler was off-side

      • deepthreat - Jun 4, 2011 at 8:02 PM

        No he wasn’t. (Bruins fan here…) I thought he was, too when I watched it live at full speed. But when I froze the video, he was onside by maybe an inch. Great call by the linesman.

  4. habsman - Jun 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    The Bruins calling ANYONE classless is enough to make me throw up.

    • dongaudreau - Jun 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

      Well, that’s OK, you can go vomit on the burning cars torched by all those classy Cunucks fans.

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