Upon his arrival in Boston late Sunday afternoon, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault called Rich Peverley’s slash on Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa in the second period of Saturday’s Game 2 a dirty play.

With all the talk about his style in net and the bizarre end to Game 2, Bruins goalie Tim Thomas said his teammates need to start making life a little tougher on his counterpart, Roberto Luongo. 

"I've been busy just trying to do my own job," Thomas said. "I think he's played well with what he's been tested with. But I don't think we've tested him enough. That's part of the reason we're down 2-0 in the series." 

Tim Thomas is perfectly happy with the way he's playing his position. The Bruins goalie - and 2009 Vezina Trophy winner - was outstanding in Game 1 and for most of Game 2 before allowing the game-tying goal with over 10 minutes left in regulation and a bizarre goal 11 seconds into overtime when he fell down chasing Alex Burrows. 

Upon his arrival back in Boston Sunday afternoon at the Garden, Thomas was asked about whether he regrets his aggressive approach or plans on adjusting his tact in goal.

VANCOUVER – Hope you’re ready to hear about resiliency for two days.

When Alexandre Burrows [insert dental-themed verb]-ed the Bruins with a three-point performance that included the game winner 11 seconds into overtime Saturday, he gave Vancouver a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals. (Recap.)



VANCOUVER -- There was plenty of buzz over whether Canucks first-line winger Alexandre Burrows would play in Game 2 in the hours that followed his bite on Patrice Bergeron at the end of the first period of Game 1. The league's decision not to suspend Burrows hurt the Bruins big-time Saturday, as he had a hand in all three Canucks goals and scored the game-winner 11 seconds into overtime in a 3-2 Vancouver win. 

The Bruins and coach Claude Julien were quick to dismiss the connection between Burrows' act the impact Wednesday he had Saturday.

Alex Burrows scored his second of the game just 11 seconds into overtime as the Canucks beat the Bruins, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Tim Thomas fell down trying to take the puck from Burrows and Zdeno Chara couldn't catch Burrows as his wraparound slid into the open net before the Bruins goalie could get back in the net. It was the second-fastest overtime goal in Stanley Cup finals history. 

VANCOUVER -- The Bruins did not hold a morning skate in anticipation of Saturday's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals vs. the Canucks, instead holding media availability at the the team hotel. With the B's having lost Game 1 for the third time in four playoff series this postseason, coach Claude Julien acknowledged that being in familiar territory makes it easier on the general mindset of the team.  

VANCOUVER -- Speaking after the team's practice at the University of British Columbia, Bruins left wing Milan Lucic said that he feels the Bruins have not been given their due respect when it comes to the media in the Stanley Cup finals. With the team down, 1-0, in the series to the Canucks, Lucic noted that the way the team is being perceived may be inaccurate. 

"You know, it's clear that you guys aren't giving us much of a chance," Lucic said. "We've just got to do whatever we can to prove people wrong."

Mike "Doc" Emrick, who is calling the Stanley Cup finals for NBC and Versus, joined The Big Show Friday afternoon to offer his insight into the Bruins-Canucks series while watching injured Canucks forward Manny Malhotra practice with his team in Vancouver.

Discussing the Bruins' struggling power play, Emrick said: "I'm not sure that there's a solution to this problem, or the Bruins would have had it by now. So, maybe they're just going to have to win the way they know how to win, which I thought was the way they played in Game 1."

Bruins winger Brad Marchand joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday afternoon from Vancouver, as he and his teammates prepare for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.

Marchand said the Bruins are working on fixing the mistakes they made in Wednesday's 1-0 loss in Game 1.

"We just have to clean it up a little," he said. "We were a little sloppy in areas. We still didn't put our best game forward, so we just have to clean up a few areas around the blue line and in our own zone."