Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 5: Maxim Lapierre's Goal Was 'A Little Lucky'

Maxim Lapierre was the only player who was able to solve Tim Thomas all night, but that was all the Vancouver Canucks needed to grab a win and take a 3-2 series lead in Game 5 on Friday night.

Lapierre scored his goal 4:35 into the third period, ruining the shutout for Thomas, who finished with 24 saves.

"I was actually going backdoor for a tip," Lapierre told Versus in a postgame interview, referring to a pass he was expecting from Kevin Bieksa in front of Thomas. "That was a good play. We got a little lucky but we'll take it." (via WEEI)

Perhaps the most telling statistic in the loss came in the hit department, where the Bruins were outhit 47-27.

"We played with a little more confidence and were more patient," Lapierre said on his postgame TV interview. "It was good for us." (via WEEI)

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