- Associated Press - Monday, June 13, 2011

BOSTON (AP) - It’s 4-0 after two periods, and the Boston fans are taking great pleasure in Roberto Luongo’s struggles.

First came the chant of “We want Luongo!” Then a mocking “Luongo!” It’s usually accompanied by shots of signs in the crowd praising Tim Thomas: One fan superimposed Thomas‘ face on pictures of George Washington crossing the Delaware. Holding an American flag. Wearing a cape. You know, in case you didn’t get the point.

Through two periods, Thomas hasn’t allowed a goal at home in 106 minutes, 7 seconds, dating back to the third period of Game 3. (And that one shouldn’t really count, because it made the score 5-1 in a game Boston eventually won 8-1.)

Luongo, on the other hand … well, let’s add it up: 15 goals in his last 91 minutes, 52 seconds in Boston. He’s been pulled twice for Cory Schneider.

Of course, the last time he responded with a 1-0 shutout in Game 5 back in Vancouver.

The Canucks would be just fine with another in Game 7.

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Some notes on the Boston scoring eruption: Marchand now has nine goals in the postseason, breaking the Bruins franchise record for a rookie that had been held by Mike Krushelnyski (1983) and Bobby Joyce (1988).

It also sparked a string of four goals in 4 minutes, 14 seconds, and that’s an NHL record for the fastest four goals by one team in the Stanley Cup finals. Montreal scored four in 5:29 against Detroit in 1956.

It was also Boston’s third four-goal period of the finals. That’s not a record, though: Three teams have scored five: Toronto in 1942, Chicago in ‘73 and Vancouver in ‘94, it’s last appearance in the finals.)

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An update on the Mason Raymond injury.

Well, sort of.

The NHL has disclosed that Raymond suffered an “undisclosed injury” and was taken to a hospital for observation.

Here’s hoping that Raymond’s OK.

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