Alex Burrows’ OT Goal Gives Canucks 2-0 Lead
But for the Bruins it now becomes make or break as they return home for Game 3.
Coming back from 3-0 down gives them a mountain to climb but 2-1 puts them right back in the series and coach Claude Julien realises the vital importance of that first game in Boston.
Julien said: “We've been able to bounce back before. We've gone through the experience of being down 2-0 against Montreal, probably even worse because we lost to them at home.
“So it's probably a better team here, absolutely a team that makes it to the final is a better team. It doesn't change the fact that we've been through it.
“We didn't come here just to roll over. We're definitely going to go back home and regroup and bounce back.”
The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team that has come back from 3-0 down to win the Stanley Cup when they overcame the Detroit Red Wings and that fact alone shows just how pivotal Game 3 is going to be.
Julien is adamant that his hockey club will keep their heads held high at TD Garden as they look to get back into the series on Monday.
Julien added: “Because we've seen it happen in front of our own eyes. We were down 2-0, came back and won the series. I don't think there's any reason here to not be positive. You don't get this far, guys, and all of a sudden hang your head.
“They had home ice advantage, won their first two home games. We’ve got to go back home and do the same.
“One game at a time, as you hear always. We win the first game, it builds up momentum, and you get yourself back in the series.”
“It's not the end of the world here, guys. We lost the game, but we're a better team than that, and we're a team that's bounced back all through the season.
“I don't see an issue here.”
Canucks left-wing Daniel Sedin got his ninth goal of the postseason and insists Vancouver will not be getting carried away taking a 2-0 lead to Boston.
“We take it one game at a time. It's no different now. I think we’ve done what we supposed to do: win our two home games.
“Now we have to win at least one in Boston. It's all about Game 3 now. I don't think we worry about the two games we won so far.”