In what has been a very consistent, yet exciting series, the Boston Bruins held serve at home Monday night, beating the Vancouver Canucks 5-3, tying their best of 7 series at 3 games each.
The 1st period was the difference in the this one with Boston getting out to an early 4-0 lead and chasing Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo from the game.
The Canucks did stop the bleeding, scoring 3 goals and making the Bruins work for the win. The difference maker in this one, besides Luongo's failure after calling out Bruin goalie Tim Thomas, 43-year old Mark Recchi. Recchi didn't have a goal, but he did have 3 assists.
One game note: Vancouver winger Mason Raymond was injured in an awkward collision on the boards just 20 seconds or so into the game and sent to the hospital. Raymond needed help just getting off the ice and more than likely is done for the series.
The climactic game 7 will be Wednesday night in Vancouver, and if the rest of the series is an indicator, should be one heck of a game.
Your game highlights from NHL.com:
NHL.com also gives us video of the play on Mason Raymond: