Boston Bruins Win Crucial Game Three in NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Boston Bruins trounced the visiting Vancouver Canucks 8-1 Monday to claim their first victory in the National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship series.

The slumping Bruins offense came alive after Nathan Horton was taken off the ice on a stretcher following a vicious hit from Vancouver's Aaron Rome early in the first period. Mark Recchi led Boston's scoring output with two goals, one of them during the team's four-goal scoring burst in the third period to put the game away.

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas made 40 saves.

The franchise announced after the game that Horton was able to move all his extremities.

The Canucks still lead the best-of-seven Stanley Cup series by a 2-1 margin, with game four set for Wednesday in Boston.