There was some worry about how Zdeno Chara would hold up if overtime went on too long in last night's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final, because the Bruins defenseman logged 28:01 of ice time in regulation.

His inability to stop Alex Burrows from scoring the game-winning goal 11 seconds into that extra session made the point moot.

The game-losing play was appropriate, considering how many gaffes the B's defense committed leading up to Burrows' score that gave Vancouver a 3-2 win at Rogers Arena and a 2-0 series lead.

Chara's inability to win a battle down low with Henrik Sedin led to the game-tying goal at 9:37 of the third, and Andrew Ference turned the puck over to start the Canucks' attack on both the first and third goals.

"It doesn't matter. What matters is wins and losses," said Chara when asked to assess his play after the game.

The Bruins are often accused of being too conservative offensively, but it was their eagerness to get on the attack that led to Vancouver's winning score. Ference's pass missed Mark Recchi's stick in the neutral zone, and Alex Edler tapped it ahead to Daniel Sedin. The Swede's chip-pass sent Burrows in toward the goal about a step ahead of Chara.

"It obviously doesn't matter. He got a little step on me. He made a play," said Chara.

Coming out of the crease to challenge Burrows, B's goalie Tim Thomas collided with Chara, spinning away on his stomach. That left the front of the net unguarded when Burrows barely curled a wraparound into the vacated goal.

Chara looked like he could have thrown a hit or taken a penalty to keep the game alive, but he didn't.

Ference said he was trying to pick up trailers, while coach Claude Julien said that he didn't think Brad Marchand had a chance to get back because he'd gone on the attack seconds earlier.