Stanley Cup Finals 2011, Game 2: Alexandre Burrows Buries Game Winner In Overtime, Canucks Defeat Bruins 3-2

Alexandre Burrows scored the game-winning goal 11 seconds into overtime, sending the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver, which now leads the series 2-0, outshot Boston 33-30. The Bruins held a 24-21 advantage in faceoffs and Vancouver hat 40 hits to Boston's 31. Both teams finished with 18 blocked shots.

Roberto Luongo recorded his second win of the series, turning away 28 shots. Tim Thomas recorded 30 saves in his second loss in the Cup Finals for Boston.

Burrows, fresh off 'bitegate' in Game 1, also scored the game's first goal on the power play, assisted by Chris Higgins and Sami Salo, at 12:12 in the first period.

Vancouver native Milan Lucic netted the Bruins' first goal of the series, scoring his fourth goal of the playoffs on assists from Johnny Boychuk and David Krejci with 11:00 left in the second period.

Mark Recchi put the Bruins on top for the first time this series, converting on a power play at the 11:35 mark of the second period. Recchi's goal was assisted by Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron.

Daniel Sedin potted the equalizer 9:37 into the third period, assisted by Burrows and Alexander Edler. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the final ten minutes, forcing overtime, where Burrows sent the Canucks to victory in a matter of seconds.

The series now moves to Boston, where the Bruins will host the Canucks in Games 3 and 4. Game 3 is scheduled for Monday night at 8:00 p.m. EDT (TV/Radio: Versus/WBZ-FM).

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