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Stanley Cup Finals: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

The first game of the Stanley Cup Finals is in the books and the Vancouver Canucks have the early 1-0 lead. This first game was an instant classic and both teams will look to repeat the feat in game two.
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One of the biggest problems for the Bruins up to this point has been the power play. The power play, which at times looks better with defenseman Zdeno Chara in front of the net, was 0-for-6 in Game 1, including a 5-on-3 that ran 1:33. The Bruins are 5-for-67 on the power play in the playoffs, a dreadful 7.4 percent, and have failed on their last 20 tries.
The latest stats and trends for a team that loses game one is not looking good for the Boston Bruins.
The Bruins are 17-27 all-time in Game 2s when losing the playoff opener but are 1-26 when they've gone down 0-2. That one series win after being down 0-2 came this year against the Canadiens. The B's are 0-9 when they've lost the opening game of a Stanley Cup final series. The Bruins are 12-30 when losing the opener of playoff series but are 2-0 this year.
Wednesday night marked the sixth Game 1 shutout in the last 60 years of Cup finals, and the last five winning shutout teams went on to win the series.
For the third time in four series and the third in as many road openers, the Bruins surrendered Game 1 of a 2011 playoff series with Wednesday night's 1-0 loss to the Canucks in Vancouver. Game 2 is Saturday night in British Columbia.
The Bruins have to try and focus on the positives if they want to get back into this series. They do have a good penalty killing unit, and Tim Thomas is rock solid in the net. The Bruins will have to give it their all to tie this up.
Look for an inspired effort and a tied series after game two.