Three stars for Game 5, according to ESPN Stats and Information:
1. Roberto Luongo: Luongo stopped all 31 Boston shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the playoffs and fifth of his playoff career, moving him one shy of Kirk MacLean for Vancouver’s franchise record. Luongo continued his outstanding play at Rogers Arena, improving his home playoff record to 10-3 with a .943 save percentage and a 1.70 goals-against average. After allowing 12 goals on 58 shots in Games 3 and 4 in Boston, Luongo has now stopped 95 of 97 shots he’s faced at home in the series.
2. Tim Thomas: Thomas turned aside 24 of the 25 shots he faced, and in defeat raised his save percentage to .937, best in the playoffs (minimum four games played). Maxim Lapierre's goal at 4:35 of the third period ended a shutout streak of 110:42 for Thomas, who stopped 61 consecutive shots between Jannik Hansen’s goal in the third period of Game 3 and Lapierre’s winning tally.
3. Kevin Bieksa/Alexander Edler: The defensive pairing of Bieksa and Edler was outstanding in protecting Luongo. Edler, filling in as Bieksa’s partner for the injured Dan Hamhuis, registered a series-high 10 hits in Game 5 and blocked two shots. Bieksa led Vancouver with three blocked shots. Both Bieksa and Edler logged 4:17 of short-handed ice time, leading all players.