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Stanley Cup finals Game 5: Boston 0, Vancouver 0 after two periods

June 10, 2011 |  7:21 pm


Like the opening period of Game 5, the second period was scoreless as the tension mounted and fans held their breath on every Canucks scoring chance. Vancouver had an edge in shots, 12-9, in the period but neither team could finish anything off.

The Canucks had the best chance about 12 minutes and 40 seconds into the period. That’s when defenseman Chris Tanev, inserted into the lineup in place of Keith Ballard, made an excellent pass that put Tanner Glass in alone deep on the left side. Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was out of position and the net was probably half empty for Glass, but he fanned on the shot while fans groaned in frustration.

Each team had surges when it exerted some pressure but neither managed to succeed. The Bruins had one power play during the period and the Canucks had two.

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--Helene Elliott in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) knocks down Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) in the second period of Game 5 on Friday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Credit: Jason O. Watson / US Presswire