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First-period tidbits from Game 5

A few nuggets from a 0-0 first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Bruins and Canucks:

* This is the third time in 5 games this series that the score has been 0-0 after the first period (Game 1, Game 3, Game 5).

* The Canucks have scored just 1 goal in their last 7 periods.

* Roberto Luongo held the Bruins scoreless for an entire period for the first time since the first period of Game 3

* Bruins were 0 for 3 on the power play in the first period and 0 for 7 over their last 2 games. Were 3 for 7 on the PP in Games 2-3.

* Tim Thomas extended his shutout streak to 86:07 after a scoreless first period.

* The Bruins outshot the Canucks 12-6 in the first period of Game 5. That is the largest advantage Boston has had in a first period in the series. Overall, first-period shots are even through the first five games (53-53).

* Vancouver leads Boston overall 13-6 in the faceoff circle, including winning four of five faceoffs when Boston was on the power play. Overall, the Canucks lead the Bruins 8-3 on faceoffs in the Vancouver zone.

* The Bruins brought the puck into the zone 15 times on their three first-period power plays. They were successful in keeping possession 5 of 6 times they carried the puck into the zone, getting 4 shots, and were just 1-for-9 on all other attempts (pass, dump, or shot). The Bruins had the puck in the offensive zone for 1:25 of their six minutes of power play time.

* Boston is 10-1 when scoring the first goal, while the Canucks are 10-2 when scoring first. When conceding first, Boston is 4-7, while Vancouver is 4-6.

* Looking ahead to the second period: The team that has scored first has won each game this series.

* The Bruins have scored 6 of their 12 goals in the last two games in the 2nd period and 8 of their 14 goals in the series in the 2nd period.