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Frenzied fans celebrate Canucks victory

Photos by Parisa Azadi

Canucks fans were glued to the big screen in front of CBC downtown, watching as their team beat the Boston Bruins in the first game of the Stanley Cup on June 1st, 2011. The game dragged on scoreless for two periods, with Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas and Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo making a combined 69 saves -- one small slip by Thomas with just seconds left in the third period led to the Canucks taking an early lead in the series.

The excitement was high in Vancouver for the game.The streets were filled with fans decked out in jerseys and their faces painted in team colours. Some were carrying a replica of the Stanley Cup, loudly chanting "We want the Cup!" amid honking horns and cheers on the street. 

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