Alex Burrows scored 11 seconds after the puck was dropped in the first overtime, the Canucks win the game 3-2, and go up two games to nothing in this Stanley Cup final against the yellow and black guys.
Boston had a decent second period and were actually winning this game, but Daniel Sedin scored midway through the third period which tied it, and then Burrows tucked it away to put an end to the festivities.
The Bruins are finished. Let them eat cake. Let them slip away quietly into the night. Goodnight Irene.
For Burrows, it was a big night coming off the “biting the finger” incident, as he scored twice and added an assist. And Manny Malhotra returned after almost losing an eye earlier in the season to add to the drama.
I’m flat out saying this series is as good as over. Nice try, Bruins fans. Karma has come back to bite you after you swarmed the Habs fan in your barn toilet.
This Cup final series is being billed by many as Canada’s team against the yanks, and that’s fine. Vancouver can have this handle as long as Montreal’s not playing. But keep in mind, Canucks fans, the handle goes back to the Habs when this season is finally done. Which should be soon.
And speaking of Canada and the US, I’ve never understood why Americans don’t want anything to do with a health system similar to Canada’s. Many shy away from even the mere thought of it. I don’t know why and never have.
I have a friend in California who explained a little about their health care which I thought you’d find interesting.
“My brother is fortunate he has medical insurance for his family or he would lose
everything. That is the big difference between Canada and the US. The whole
medical industry here is totally screwed up. As an example, if I was 62 years
old and I had $2 million in the bank, I could not retire because I could
possibly come up with cancer and my $2 million would disappear quickly. Yes, I
can buy medical insurance at 62 but the insurance company can drop me once I
have a dreaded disease. If I am working at 62 (medical benefits are obtained
through the employer), the insurance company cannot drop me. At age 65 in the
US, Medicaid kicks in and one can get free medical insurance just like in Canada. I
rather the government raise taxes so everyone gets free medical insurance but
there are many in the US who believe this is the first step towards socialism.”