Here are the post-game notes from NHL Media Services after game five of the Stanley Cup Finals game five between Vancouver and Boston...
2011 STANLEY CUP FINAL POST-GAME NOTES - GAME 5
BOSTON BRUINS 0 AT VANCOUVER CANUCKS 1 - JUNE 10, 2011
LUONGO JOINS ELITE GROUP WITH MULTIPLE SHUTOUTS IN CUP FINAL SERIES
Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped 31 shots in posting his second shutout of the 2011Stanley Cup Final. He previously made 36 saves in blanking the Bruins 1-0 in Game 1 of the series. Luongo joins an elite group of goaltenders to have posted multiple shutouts in a single Stanley Cup Final (see below) and is the first since Toronto's Frank McCool in 1945 to record a pair of shutouts by a 1-0 score.
Most Shutouts in Stanley Cup Final (since 1927)
3 - Frank McCool, Toronto 1945 7 GP vs. Detroit
Martin Brodeur, New Jersey 2003 7 GP vs. Anaheim
2 - Clint Benedict, Mtl. Maroons 1928 5 GP vs. NY Rangers
Earl Robertson, Detroit 1937 5 GP vs. NY Rangers
Johnny Mowers, Detroit 1943 4 GP vs. Boston
Harry Lumley, Detroit 1945 7 GP vs. Toronto
Terry Sawchuk, Detroit 1952 4 GP vs. Montreal
Gerry McNeil, Montreal 1953 3 GP vs. Boston
Gump Worsley, Montreal 1965 4 GP vs. Chicago
Patrick Roy, Colorado 2001 7 GP vs. New Jersey
Chris Osgood, Detroit 2008 6 GP vs. Pittsburgh
Roberto Luongo, Vancouver 2011 5 GP vs. Boston
HOME CLUBS 5-0 IN STANLEY CUP FINAL
Home clubs are 5-0 in the Stanley Cup Final for the third consecutive season. In 2009, the home teams won the first six games before the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7. In 2010, home teams went five for five before the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime of Game 6 at Philadelphia. In the 20 years prior to 2009, the home team won the first five games just once, in 2003 (New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks). Since the best-of-seven format was implemented in 1939, home clubs have won all seven games in the Stanley Cup Final on three occasions, in 1955, 1965 and 2003.
Most Home Victories, Both Teams, Stanley Cup Final
7 Detroit Red Wings (four), Montreal Canadiens (three), in 1955.
Montreal Canadiens (four), Chicago Blackhawks (three), in 1965.
New Jersey Devils (four), Anaheim Ducks (three), in 2003.
6 Montreal Canadiens (three), Chicago Blackhawks (three), in 1971.
Pittsburgh Penguins (three), Detroit Red Wings (three), in 2009.
TEAMS WINNING GAME 5 OF THE STANLEY CUP FINAL WITH SERIES TIED 2-2
In the 21 previous Stanley Cup Final series tied 2-2, the club winning Game 5 has won the Stanley Cup 15 times (71%). The six clubs that successfully overcame a Game 5 loss: the 1950 Detroit Red Wings, 1964 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1971 Montreal Canadiens, 2001 Colorado Avalanche, 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning and 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins.
Year Stanley Cup Champions After Losing Game 5 (tied 2-2)
1950 Detroit Red Wings * (vs. NY Rangers)
1964 Toronto Maple Leafs * (vs. Detroit)
1971 Montreal Canadiens (vs. Chicago)
2001 Colorado Avalanche * (vs. New Jersey)
2004 Tampa Bay Lightning * (vs. Calgary)
2009 Pittsburgh Penguins (vs. Detroit)
* lost Game 5 at home
LAPIERRE TALLIES FIRST GAME-WINNING GOAL OF 2010-11 SEASON
Canucks forward Maxim Lapierre tallied his first game-winning goal in over a year tonight. His previous game-winning tally came on May 10, 2010 as a member of the Montreal Canadiens in a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal. Lapierre entered tonight's game with seven goals (six regular-season, one playoff) in 100 games (78 regular-season, 22 playoff) in 2010-11.
CANUCKS SNAP THOMAS SHUTOUT STREAK
The Canucks' game-winning goal by Maxim Lapierre at 4:35 of the third period broke a shutout streak of 110:42 by Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas. After allowing a goal to Canucks forward Jannik Hansen at 13:53 of the third period in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, Thomas blanked Vancouver for the remaining 6:07 in Game 3, throughout Game 4 and for the first 44:35 of tonight's game.
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF TRENDS UPDATE
The Canucks improved to 11-2 when scoring first in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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