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Friday, June 10, 2011
Video: B's need quick start in Game 5

By Joe McDonald

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- How important is Game 5 of the Stanley Cups final between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks?

Considering this: Of the 21 previous Cup final series tied at 2-2, the team winning Game 5 has gone on to win the Stanley Cup 15 times.

The Bruins want to return to Boston for Game 6 with a chance to hoist the Cup for the first time since 1972 -- and do it on home ice, no less. The Canucks know it can’t allow the Bruins that chance.

The Bruins did not skate Friday at Rogers Arena due to the early puck drop here (5:20 p.m.). Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk talked this afternoon about the importance of gaining momentum early and scoring that first goal. He also talked about his defensive partner Andrew Ference: