Jun 062011

The Situation

Boston is defending a 2-1 lead nearing the mid-point of the third period. They’re back on their heels, but Vancouver’s been unable to score on gaping nets and multiple odd-man rushes. Then the Sedins get to work.

Frame 1

Milan Lucic (17) successfully fends off Daniel Sedin (to his left) and Alex Burrows, feeding the puck into the corner for Zdeno Chara.

Frame 2

Chara has an easy out: propel the puck behind his net to his partner Dennis Seidenberg. But the big man has trouble finding it in his skates.

Frame 3

Daniel moves in, digs out the puck, and puts his soccer skills to work kicking the puck to his brother.

Frame 4

Chara spins around, confused, as Henrik slips past him and throws the puck back up to the point. Burrows goes to the net.

Frame 5

Alex Edler has the puck at the blueline. Sami Salo gets ready for the one-timer, but Edler decides to shoot the puck himself.  Notice Daniel coming off the boards.

Frame 6

Burrows and Seidenberg are battling in front of the net. Edler’s shot never reaches Tim Thomas; it’s on Burrows stick as Daniel cuts through the slot unguarded.

Frame 7

Notice where Thomas is looking as Daniel receives the puck: at the tangle of bodies in front of him.

Frame 8

Too late, Thomas sees Daniel and throws his body in desperation. But Daniel’s not about to bungle this one, and he roofs it over Thomas’s outstretched pads.

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