- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2011

BOSTON (AP) - There goes the shutout.

Jannik Hansen scored for Vancouver with 6:07 left in the third period to spoil Boston’s bid for its first shutout in the Stanley Cup finals since 1978. It’s 5-1, and it seems like the teams now would be happy to get out of this one without any more serious injuries. Assists to Raffi Torres and Maxim Lapierre.


And the gloves are off.

Vancouver’s Alex Burrows and Ryan Kesler are done for the night, along with Boston’s Dennis Seidenberg and Milan Lucic after mixing it up with 8:44 left in the third period. They all got 10-minute misconduct penalties along with assorted majors and minors.

The penalties left Boston shorthanded, but no matter. Daniel Paille scored 22 seconds into Vancouver’s power play to make it 5-0.

It was Boston’s second shorthanded goal of the game, meaning they have more shorthanded goals in the Stanley Cup finals than power play goals.


Just about every whistle is bringing fisticuffs now.

NHL scoring champion Daniel Sedin and Andrew Ference were sent off for matching 10 minute misconducts for mixing it up, and the next time play stopped it was Bruins forward Shawn Thornton going off _ two minutes for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct. There was still 12:02 left in the game, but Thornton went off to the Bruins locker room, throwing his stick down and displaying some generally antisocial behavior in the hallway.


Getting chippy here in Game 3.

Zdeno Chara and Alex Burrows both went off early in the third period for unsportsmanlike conduct for whacking at each other with their sticks while waiting for a faceoff. Chara joins Michael Ryder in the box; he went off for roughing at 17:10.

The Bruins started the third period killing off the last 1:36 of Johnny Boychuk’s double-minor for high-sticking.

But Vancouver wasn’t able to score on any of the power plays.

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