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Jun 7, 2011 3:49 AM by Lee Douglas

Bruins blow out Canucks in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals

BOSTON (AP) - Shortly after the Boston Bruins lost Nathan Horton to a frightening injury, they found a dazzling offensive rhythm that got them back into the Stanley Cup finals.

Andrew Ference and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist during Boston's four-goal second period, Tim Thomas made 40 saves, and the Bruins beat the Canucks 8-1 in Game 3 on Monday night, trimming Vancouver's series lead to 2-1.

Mark Recchi scored two goals for the Bruins, who turned a big win into a blowout with four more goals in the final 8½ minutes of the third period.

Boston emerged from an offensive slump after Horton was taken off the ice on a stretcher in the first period after taking a late hit to the head from Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome.

Game 4 is Wednesday in Boston.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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