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Stanley Cup finals Game 4: Boston 1, Vancouver 0 after one period

June 8, 2011 |  6:17 pm

To start Game No. 4 the Bruins brought in iconic No. 4, Hall of Fame defenseman Bobby Orr, to start their ritual pregame passing of a Bruins banner around the lower level. Orr, the greatest defenseman to ever lace up a pair of skates, drew a roaring ovation from the pumped-up crowd at TD Garden.

The only goal of the first period was scored by Rich Peverley, who replaced the injured Nathan Horton on the Bruins’ top line. Zdeno Chara began the play with a fine passout to David Krejci, who threaded a terrific pass to Peverley without any challenge from Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler. With Raffi Torres out of position Peverley skated in alone and sent a shot through Roberto Luongo’s leg pads at 11:59.  

The Canucks had two power plays in the period but couldn’t capitalize, leaving them one for 18 with the manpower advantage in the Cup finals.

The Canucks had a 12-6 edge in shots, including the first shot on goal of the finals by center Henrik Sedin.

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Keeping the ice (and tempers) cool will be key in Game 4 of Stanley Cup finals

NHL general managers recommend expanding rule on hits to the head

-- Helene Elliott reporting from Boston

Photo: Bruins forward Rich Peverley scores on Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo during the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday. Credit: Charles Krupa / Associated Press