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."

NHL legend Mark Messier joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the Stanley Cup finals, which continue Saturday night in Vancouver.

Messier said the Bruins can build on their performance despite losing, 1-0, in Wednesday's Game 1.

VANCOUVER — The will-he-or-won’t-he game surrounding the status of Canucks center Manny Malhotra could come to an end Saturday night at Rogers Arena. Malhotra, who has been out since March after taking a puck to the eye in a game against the Avalanche, skated Saturday morning with teammates and said afterwards that his status as it relates to his chances of playing in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals has improved.

VANCOUVER -- It's the last thing the Bruins want to talk about, and the last thing anyone in the media wants to ask about. The devastation of the power play has gotten old, and the Bruins have gone from hoping, to being out of answers, and now to being very optimistic. 



VANCOUVER -- Speaking Thursday at the University of British Columbia, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and coach Claude Julien offered no disagreement with the league's decision to not suspend Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows for biting Bergeron in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday.

VANCOUVER -- One day after Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis left Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals in the second period due to injury, Vancouver coach said Thursday at the University of British Columbia that the defenseman is "day-to-day."

Hamhuis hip-checked Bruins left wing Milan Lucic and was cross-checked immediately following the play by B's center David Krejci. He headed down the tunnel and did not return to the game. The former 12th overall pick has averaged 24:50 of ice time this postseason, which is third on the Canucks.

The NHL has decided not to suspend Vancouver forward Alex Burrows after he apparently bit Boston's Patrice Bergeron in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. "After reviewing the incident, including speaking with the on-ice officials, I can find no conclusive evidence that Alex Burrows intentionally bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron," said NHL vice president Mike Murphy.

 

 “I think he had his finger in my mouth. I don’t think I bit him. He put his hand up, he put it in the other guy’s face, and a finger got in my mouth. That’s what happened."

Alex Burrows

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Speaking on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque helped John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Dale Arnold break down the B's 1-0 Game 1 loss to the Canucks Wednesday night.

Of particular note was Bourque's take on the incident where Vancouver's Alex Burrows bit Patrice Bergeron's finger during a first-period scrum.