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Burrows, Lapierre set to enter hostile waters

Posted on: June 5, 2011 8:29 pm
BOSTON --- There are anecdotal reports floating around that hundreds of Vancouver Canucks fans have made the trip east and are purchasing seats for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at a steady pace.

That likely won’t have any impact on the reception Alex Burrows and Maxim Lapierre get at TD Garden on Monday night. Burrows not only avoided a suspension even though cameras appeared to show he bit Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron on the finger in Game 1, but he also scored two goals in Game 2 --- including the game-winner in OT.

“I expect this crowd to be behind their team,” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said on Sunday when asked what kind of reception Burrows will get. “I mean, this is an Original Six city. [They are] passionate for their hockey. I'm sure their fans are going to be real supportive, just like our fans are in Vancouver.”

While Vigneault danced around the question, there will be no avoiding the reception both Burrows and Lapierre will get here. Lapierre, already disliked from his days in Montreal, was caught on camera trying to stick his fingers into Bergeron’s mouth on Saturday, mocking the incident in Game 1.

Burrows wasn’t made available to reporters on Sunday, but Lapierre did talk.

“I have nothing to insert on that one,” Lapierre said when asked his Game 2 machinations and what he expects for Game 3. “Everybody has their own judgment and that’s alright. That’s what makes it fun. I played a lot in Boston in the past when I was with Montreal. I know how it is. They have great fans. It’s going to be loud and exciting game. “

Vigneault said he isn’t worried about how Burrows will react to the hostile crowd.

“I expect him to respond the way he's done all throughout the year and how he did last night,” he said. “I mean, he's going to focus on what he needs to do on the ice. He's going to play the same way, which is very intense, physical.”

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Since: Jul 16, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:09 pm

Burrows, Lapierre set to enter hostile waters

Other than being on the losing side of the first two matches, I have thoroughly enjoyed the games.  The Vancouver Canucks have made the MOST of a few mistakes made by the Boston Bruins.  I would love to see the Bruins put some honest to goodness HITS on the Canucks before this series gets too far gone.  In my humble opinion, the Bruins have been laying back, perhaps to avoid any chance of being called into the penalty box.  The Canucks have been taking aim and putting some good knocks on the Bruins.  That is how the game used to be played and that is how I remember it when the Big Bad Bruins played in the 60's and 70's.  I am most disappointed in Chara not pasting some of the Canucks.  All the talk about him spending so many hours in the gym means nothing to me if he isn't going to use the brawn for some punishment on the punks who like to bite and point fingers at the teeth of the other team.  Grrrr.

Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:38 pm

Burrows, Lapierre set to enter hostile waters

Through and through I love my Canucks. Boston still has plenty of time and talent to even things. This series is a million years from being over. Tim Thomas is a pleasure to watch in goal as he simply robs Canuck after Canuck. We've been fortunate and the games have been tight. Burrows and lapierre must keep their heads up...........very up because although these aren't the bruising bruins of yesteryear I expect at least one or two solid hard hits to each........clean of course...lapierre reminds me of esa Tikkanen a bit, annoying! I'm glad he's with us.

Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 11:30 am

Burrows, Lapierre set to enter hostile waters

If we were to turn back the clock to the "Big Bad Bruins" both Burrows and LaPierre would not have made one shift before somebody on the Bruins took a run at them setting the precedent for the remainder of the game. You just can let let either one of these punks to float around the ice. You have to get in their heads!! My has the game changed

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2011 11:01 pm

Burrows, Lapierre set to enter hostile waters

This series might not go back to Vancouver!!

Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: June 5, 2011 9:12 pm

Burrows, Lapierre set to enter hostile waters

BURROWS is a Fawkin' AZZ-CLOWN and will be shaking in his big, red shoes when the series is TIED 2-2 by the time they head back to VAN ... ** GO BRUINZ !!! **

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