Stanley Cup: Bruins up 5-1 in 3rd period

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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.

Here’s also hoping that the league someday shows as much concern for its players’ injuries as it does about keeping them secret.

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You can’t blame the Canucks if they’re starting to think it just isn’t their night.

Vancouver had its best scoring chance of the game when Jannik Hansen got behind the defense for a breakaway, with no one between him and Tim Thomas. Hansen skated in and got the goalie to commit, but he couldn’t stuff the puck into the goal as Thomas sprawled onto the ice and got a pad in front of it.

That was with less than a minute to play in the first period. The teams are off the ice now, and the Bruins lead 4-0 after one.

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That third Boston score was a power play goal _ the Bruins’ second in 26 chances in the Stanley Cup finals. For those of you new to hockey, that’s downright pathetic.

It hasn’t been much better in the rest of the playoffs. Boston entered Game 6 with just eight goals in 82 power plays over the previous 23 playoff games _ ranked 14th of the 16 playoff teams. (The only teams worse were the Rangers and Penguins, both first-round losers.)

For the record, Vancouver has three goals in the finals on 14 power plays coming into the night.

Nothing to brag about, either.

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