The Vancouver Canucks clinched a victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final Wednesday night thanks to a last minute goal from right-winger Raffi Torres. The final score was 1-0 for the Canucks over the Boston Bruins. Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots, obtaining his third shutout performance of the playoffs. He was also awarded the game’s first star. But the victory didn’t come without a cost, as Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis left the game with an injury in the second period. It’s unclear whether he will make a return for Game 2. During their 40-year history, the team has never won the Stanley Cup.
Thursday, June 2, 2011