TORRES! TORRES! TORRES!

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Did you have Raffi Torres in your pool to score the only goal of Game 1?

Taking a pass from Jannik Hansen, the third-liner beat Tim Thomas on Vancouver’s 36th shot.

Roberto Luongo made 34 saves for his third shutout of the playoffs.

Not a great game. Through the first 40 minutes, the refs called a dozen penalties. The parade to the box disrupted both teams’ lines and prevented any rhythm or flow developing.

Worse, it left the players confused as to what might or might not be called, resulting in a series of dives that made the game look like the Serie A final.

Don Cherry called it “the worst game I’ve ever seen in the Stanley Cup finals.”

The Canucks have won the opener of every series they’ve played.

A dark cloud on the horizon: Dan Hamhuis was hurt early in the second period and did not return. But Alain Vigneault said his defenceman was “fine”.

Ian Mendes of Sportsnet Tweets: Other teams with Game 1 shutouts in Cup Final: ’08 DET, ’03 ANA, ’01 COL, ’84 EDM, ’83 NYI. All won Cup.

The topic of  Thursdays controversy will be Alex Burrows.

Did he bite Patrice Bergeron?


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