Stanley Cup finals Game 4: Bruins defeat Canucks, 4-0
Rich Peverley scored twice and goaltender Tim Thomas stopped 37 shots as the Bruins, backed by a raucous crowd at TD Garden that included iconic Hall of Fame defenseman Bobby Orr, rolled to a 4-0 victory over the feeble and fumble-fingered Canucks and tied the series at two games each.
Although the Bruins’ lineup lacked first-line winger Nathan Horton, who is recovering from the concussion he suffered as the result of a hit by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome in Game 3, the Bruins romped and chased Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo out of the game at 3:39 of the third period.
Luongo yielded four goals on 20 shots and didn’t look good — but neither did the defense in front of him. The Canucks’ offense was non-existent and their power play scoreless in six tries.
So far the home team has won each game. But the Bruins have outscored the Canucks, 12-1, in the last two games and by a staggering 14-5 overall.
We'll have more on the game soon at latimes.com/sports.
-- Helene Elliott reporting from Boston
Photo: Boston goalie Tim Thomas, right, gets into a scuffle with Vancouver forward Alex Burrows, center, as Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg pulls back on Burrows during the final minutes of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday. Credit: Elise Amendola / Associated Press