Oops. Not a lot of good things to say about that one. Boy is Boston a dirty team. Not going to whine about it though, you do whatever it takes to win. Good for them. Although if Rome got 4 for his hit, then Marchand needs to get at least 2 for submarining Sedin there at the end. No honor in that, dirty, dirty, gutless player. I was hoping he wouldn't turtle so Ballard could knock some sense into him. If I'm making excuses for the Canucks, which they don't deserve, I would say that the terrible ice was a huge advantage for the Bruins and their style -- the only game going was the chip and chase and the Canucks didn't adapt. That's what happens when you play hockey in June. The PP got destroyed by it, the play that stands out for me is Salo missing the easy pass back at the point from Sedin in the 3rd (?) where the puck just skips off the ice and over the blue line. They also can't get a bounce to go their way to save their lives -- but you know what they say, regression to the mean. It's too bad Ballard hadn't seen any ice before tonight, it was really obvious. He did get slew footed by Marchand on the third goal, but he didn't look pretty recovering or for most of the rest of the night. I certainly would have liked to get a split in Boston, and certainly wouldn't have wanted to get outscored 12-1, but it's not the first time it's happened (vs. Chicago it was 12-2, but it was close). We responded then and I'm expecting us to respond again on Friday. It's a good thing we banked 2 wins early, now we've got an exciting series. Everyone will say Boston has the momentum, and it's hard to argue they don't, but that can change in about a shift and a half. I wouldn't be surprised to see Game 7 in Vancouver with both teams holding serve at home -- that would be pretty exciting.