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Stanley Cup: Off-day notes

BOSTON -- Here are a few notes regarding the Stanley Cup finals going into Game Three:

* The Bruins were 4-0 in overtime games before losing Saturday. Burrows' goal was the second-fastest overtime goal in NHL playoff history behind Brian Skrudland's tally for Montreal in the finals against Calgary 1986. J.P. Parise also scored 11 seconds into OT for the Islanders to beat the Rangers in 1975. The Canucks are 4-2 in OT, including three straight wins.

* The Canucks became just the fifth home team since 1990 to win in overtime in the finals. Visiting teams had won 16 of the previous 20, including 11 of the previous 13, before Vancouver won.

* Burrows' goal marked the sixth time in the postseason the Bruins have allowed in the first 43 seconds of a period. It was the second time it happened with 13 seconds or less. The other was Tampa Bay's Adam Hall scoring in the opening moments of Game Two in the conference finals.

* Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo had a shutout streak of 138 minutes, 54 seconds before Milan Lucic scored for Boston nine minutes into the second period of Game Two. Luongo's previous goal allowed was scored by Devin Setoguchi 24 seconds into the third period of Game Five against the Sharks. 

* There have been 22 playoff games that reached overtime this season, the most since 2003. The record is 28, set in 1993. There were 26 games that reached OT in 2001.

* Boston's loss in Game Two was the first in the postseason after it led going into the third period. The Bruins were 30-2-2 in that situation during the regular season. 

* Neither team is expected to hold a full practice today after traveling Sunday. The Bruins could travel some 15,000 miles if the series reaches seven games. The Canucks could travel as much as 10,000 miles. Of course, if the Canucks sweep, both teams would travel about 5,000 air miles.

--- Bucky Gleason

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