The Sin Bin
June 5, 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Canucks and Bruins battled hard through 3 periods to a 2-2 tie. However, the game was decided a mere 11 seconds into sudden death overtime. "My skates weren't laced and I was looking at girls," said Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas, "next thing I know the puck is coming at me."
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli filed official do-over paperwork with the league office this morning. "It's just sad that a game is decided like that," Chiarelli said, "it's like throwing a pitch before the batter gets to the plate."
The Canucks see it differently. "This isn't seventh grade," Canucks Captain Henrik Sedin said, "there aren't do overs." Sedin's twin brother Daniel expressed similar concerns, "This isn't seventh grade, there aren't do overs."
The game winner in OT was scored by Alexandre Burrows who arguably shouldn't have been suited up for the game. Burrows bit Bruin Patrice Bergeron in Game 1, but wasn't suspended by the league office. The league seems to want the players to settle disputes the old fashioned way. Burrows received a severe wedgie in the 2nd period, but came back in the 3rd period with 13 stitches.
Game 3 is in Boston on Monday.