Vancouver was only able to score on 0.04 percent of its shots, yet that was all the Canucks needed to win and take a 3-2 series lead over Boston in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.
Maxim Lapierre scored the game's only goal 4:35 into the third period as the Canucks bested the Bruins, 1-0, in Game 5 on Friday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.
Boston outshot Vancouver, 31-25, and outshot the Canucks10-7 in the final period. Vancouver had four power play opportunities while Boston had three, but neither team could convert on the man advantage.
Vancouver won 34 of 65 faceoffs and outhit the Bruins severely, 47-27, in sixty minutes. Both teams finished with 19 blocked shots.
Tim Thomas was strong in net, letting in just one goal on 25 shots (24 saves). Roberto Luongo bounced back well from his struggles in Games 3 and 4, recording his second shutout of the series with 31 saves.
Boston hosts Vancouver in Game 6 on Monday night at TD Garden.