Bruins still a bust on power play

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI agency

, Last Updated: 12:41 AM ET

VANCOUVER - Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

The Boston Bruins power play didn’t score in a game -- again.

The Bruins went 0-for-6 on the power play in their 1-0 loss in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Vancouver Canucks and is now 5-for-67 in the playoffs.

That included a double minor for high-sticking by Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin four minutes into the game at a time when the Bruins could have jumped in front and created some momentum for themselves.

“Again, I think our power play was better tonight than it had been in a while,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “We spent a lot of time, we had some shots, had some opportunities, had some chances. We didn’t score. Obviously, when your power play isn’t doing well, people are going to criticize because you didn’t score.

“But I think the same thing happened on the other side. As long as we’re able to stay on even terms with them when it comes to special teams, we’re okay with that.”

The Canucks were 0-for-6, as well.

The Bruins power play has now been blanked in 15 of the 19 playoff games they’ve played this spring.

A saw-off on special teams is one way to look at it and Julien is doing a good job to put a positive spin on things.

But the fact remains, this was another night when the B’s power play could have won it for them and it didn’t.

chris.stevenson@sunmedia.ca

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