Burrows' goal gives Canucks 1-0 lead in Game 2

June 4, 2011 - 9:13 PM
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Vancouver Canucks right wing Maxim Lapierre, right, checks Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg into the boards during the first period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Burrows scored a power-play goal and Roberto Luongo made 11 saves for the Vancouver Canucks, who led the Boston Bruins 1-0 after the first period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday night.

Burrows was in danger of being suspended for this game after he appeared to bite the gloved finger of Boston forward Patrice Bergeron during scrum in the Canucks' 1-0 victory in the series opener on Wednesday.

He avoided further punishment and scored at the end of what had been an ineffective power play with 7:48 left in the first period. Burrows took a short pass — more like a handoff — from Chris Higgins at the left faceoff dot and snapped a quick shot that caught goalie Tim Thomas by surprise for his eighth goal of the playoffs.