06/04/2011 10:58 EDT | Updated 08/04/2011 05:12 EDT

Stanley Cup Finals: Canucks' Overtime Win Puts Bruins Behind 2-0


The Vancouver Canucks are two games away from a Stanley Cup win after winning a thrilling 3-2 in early overtime, putting them up 2-0 in the series.

The Canucks got off to an early 1-0 lead but Boston scored two second-period goals. Vancouver tied the game in the third period. The game went into overtime after a third period that saw the Canucks outshoot the Bruins.

The series moves to Boston, where the teams play Game 3 on Monday. Game 4 is also in Boston on Wednesday.

Earlier Saturday, the City of Vancouver set up two giant screens in the downtown core with space for thousands of fans, and both were almost near capacity in the hour before the puck dropped Saturday, with lineups of people who would be forced to find somewhere else to watch.

Spectators in blue and green Canucks jerseys, shorts and shades sat on lawn chairs while some tossed around beach balls.

Chants of "We want the cup!" alternated with "Bruins suck!" -- particularly when a rare, but conspicuous, fan in a Boston Bruins jersey was spotted in the crowd. The team hasn't made the Stanley Cup final since 1994, and it's never won the cup in its four-decade history.

With files from The Canadian Press