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Bruins 4, Canucks 0

Bruins get tough, blank Canucks to even series

Tim Thomas throws weight around in shutout

Perhaps it was out of a sense of obligation — after all, he hadn’t landed a hit all night, unlike in Game 3 — that Tim Thomas stepped out of his crease, reached back with his Reebok battle ax, and tagged Alex Burrows on the back of the leg.

The Bruins were up, 4-0, in the third period, a lead they’d hold until the end of Game 4 in this Stanley Cup Final. Burrows, the Vancouver agitator, had been in Thomas’s face on previous shifts.

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