Alexandre Burrows Video: Watch Burrows Bury the Bruins with OT Goal in Game 2

June 4th, 2011 by Ryan Rudnansky Leave a reply »

The Vancouver Canucks’ Alexandre Burrows sure found a way to make an impact in Game 2 against the Boston Bruins.

Not only did he score the Canucks’ first goal with 12:12 remaining in the first period, when the Canucks needed him most, with the game tied at 2-2 in overtime, Burrows buried the Bruins with his second goal of the game.

Burrows won the game for the Canucks just 11 seconds into overtime off a face-off. Streaking down the ice, the Bruins’ Tim Thomas opted to get physical with Burrows, racing to cut off the angle. After momentarily losing the puck, Burrows regained it quickly, wrapping around the goal to give the Canucks a 2-0 series lead amid an erupting Rogers Arena.

It was fitting that Burrows scored the game-winning goal for the Canucks because he was all over the ice on Saturday. Not only did he score the first goal of the game, he helped the Canucks tie the game in the third period when he found Daniel Sedin for the goal with 9:37 remaining.

It was also Burrows that made headlines in Game 1 for biting Patrice Bergeron’s finger. Bruins fans will probably wonder what it would have been like if Burrows had earned a suspension for taking a chunk out of their center.

Burrows is proving to be a force already in the Stanley Cup Finals, and a feisty one at that.

On Saturday, the Canucks’ left winger assured that if Vancouver wins the title this year, he will be known more for his Game 2 magnificence than his Game 1 actions.

He’s already earned a place in Canucks folklore for the impact he had in Game 2.

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