They won the opener of the Stanley Cup final, but the Canucks may have lost two key players for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins. Clearly, shut-down defenceman Dan Hamhuis didn't look good leaving the game after injuring himself while hip checking big Bruins winger Milan Lucic four minutes into the second period. He didn't return and is said to be "day to day." But the Canucks may also face losing first line winger Alex Burrows, one of their top playoff performers, after he appeared to bite the finger of Boston centre Patrice Bergeron during a scrum at the end of the first period. The two paired off behind the Boston net and in the mutual face-washing that ensued Bergeron shoved the fingers of his right glove into Burrows' mouth, who appeared to clamp down on them. Burrows received a double minor for roughing, while Bergeron got just one minor for roughing. The Walking Dead impression may cost Burrows and the Canucks dearly. The NHL will certainly look at the incident and the fact Jarkko Ruuttu, then with Ottawa, was suspended two games for biting Buffalo's Andrew Peters' thumb in a game on Jan. 6. 2009 doesn't bode well. "We were battling and obviously had a little exchange there," said Burrows, who has 7-7-14 in 19 playoff games. "I'm not going to say too much about it. Obviously, I got four minutes on the play and we killed it off and our guys did a good job killing it off." Did he bite the Bruins player?
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Vancouver Province | Jun 2