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Stanley Cup: Bruins up 5-1 in 3rd period
In the middle of all that scoring, even better news for the Bruins: Injured forward Nathan Horton is in the building, and they showed him smiling and waving on the scoreboard during a timeout. The last time we saw him, he was strapped to a stretcher and wheeled off the ice after being flattened by Aaron Rome in Game 3.
Horton’s teammates joined the crowd in an emotional welcome, banging their sticks against the boards in the traditional hockey method of applause.
Horton is out for the series with a severe concussion, and Rome was suspended for the last four games of the series.
And here we go again.
Just like in Games 3 and 4 in Boston, the Bruins are scoring in bunches. The public address announcer had just started giving the details of Brad Marchand’s goal at the 5:31 mark when Milan Lucic scored to give Boston a 2-0 lead. Lucic scored on a nice drop pass from Rich Peverley. And two minutes after that, the Bruins took a 3-0 lead when Andrew Ference scored.
That was it for Roberto Luongo, who was also pulled in Game 4 after giving up 12 goals in four-plus periods.
Cory Schneider came on for the Canucks, but it didn’t get much better: He allowed a goal on the second shot he faced, a slapshot from Tomas Kaberle that was deflected by Michael Ryder.
The final line on Luongo: five saves on eight shots.
The first two goals were 35 seconds apart, and it was 4-0 less than 4 minutes later.
Twenty seconds in, and we’ve got what looks like a serious injury to Canucks forward Mason Raymond.
It didn’t seem that dangerous of a play _ Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk rode Raymond into the boards, and not all that hard. But Raymond hit with his butt first, and the awkward position might have left him vulnerable. He went down on his stomach and lay there while the trainers talked to him. He eventually skated off with a teammate on each arm.
No penalty on the play. About 30 seconds later Zdeno Chara went off for interference and Henrik Sedin was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for taking a dive.
By Bob Dole
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