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Top 10 2011 Playoff Moments: Burrows buries Blackhawks

Apr 5, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT


From Apr. 1-10, ProHockeyTalk will be counting down the Top 10 moments from the 2011 postseason.

Here’s No. 6 — Alex Burrows scoring a series-winning goal for Vancouver against its hated rival, Chicago.

On the morning of Apr. 18, all was well with the Vancouver Canucks. They woke up owning a commanding 3-0 series lead in their opening-round playoff series with Chicago, with goalie Roberto Luongo allowing just five goals over three games.

But eight days later — on the morning of Tues, Apr. 26 — the Canucks were a far different bunch.

They’d blown their seemingly insurmountable series lead in spectacular fashion — losing 7-2, 5-0 and 4-3 (overtime) — and even replaced Luongo in goal with Cory Schneider after Luongo got torched in Games 4 and 5.

The Canucks headed into the decisive Game 7 looking to exorcise their playoff demons and eliminate the team that had ended each of their last two seasons.

In overtime, Alex Burrows did exactly that:

After the game, Burrows told reporters winning the way they did was perfect for the Canucks.

“I think it feels even better getting it done this way,” he said. “We didn’t make it easy on ourselves.”

No, they certainly didn’t.


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  1. dougr42 - Apr 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Will never forget it this goal. It was siiiiick.

  2. superbran17 - Apr 5, 2012 at 12:21 PM


    This goal still gives me chills

  3. ja98 - Apr 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    This was a great moment for Alex Burrows. It signaled his readiness to move on from hair-pulling and take that next step up to finger-biting in the Stanley Cup Finals. Glorious achievement.

    Recently, Alex has added kneeing groins to create the coveted Alex Burrows Hat Trick.

    • hsnepts - Apr 5, 2012 at 4:06 PM

      No Burrows Hat Trick is complete without his biggest signature play: CLUTCH GOALS

      • haterzgonahate - Apr 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM

        the guy is everything clutch! i think he may be even more of a clutch player for the Canucks than Trevor Linden was… probably going to get hated on for that comment but seriously.. Burrows is by far the best bang for buck player in the league.

        but let’s not let those facts cloud the hate machine. And don;t even get me started on the Lappierre! what a bum!!

  4. jason9696 - Apr 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    It was a real shame they didn’t go on to win the Stanley Cup. *sarcasm*

  5. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Apr 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    holy homers in the house!

    Burrows is a tool playing on a great team.

    -not a fan of the Hawks or Nucks

    • taytay099 - Apr 5, 2012 at 7:13 PM

      Most people that aren’t Buins fans really hate Marchand.
      Most people that aren’t Stars fans really hate Ott.
      Most people that aren’t Canucks fans really hate Burrows.

      That’s why I love Burrows. He’s a hero to us and a villain to the rest. He’s a legend and will always be remembered for his clutch moments.

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