Thursday, June 2, 2011

Video: Torres Strikes Late On Beautiful Passing Play To Give Canucks Game 1; Kesler Onside

Via KuklasKorner

The Boston Bruins played the kind of physical, low scoring Game 1 they want these 2011 Stanley Cup Finals to be and were 18.5 seconds away from a scoreless regulation when the Vancouver Canucks finally broke through on a goal from Raffi Torres.

The goal itself was a tap-in to an empty net after a beautiful effort from both Ryan Kesler and Jannik Hansen.  Kesler, after barely staying onside, collected the puck along the wall and found a streaking Hansen down the middle who found Torres for the finish. 

There was a question on the broadcast as to whether Kesler was offside on the play, but as the picture (via Kukla’s Korner) and video clearly show, the linesman made the right call on the ice and it was a good goal.