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Stanley Cup Final, Game 5: Vancouver Blanks Boston, 1-0

Maxim Lapierre netted an early third-period goal for the Vancouver Canucks, while goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped 31 shots to shut out the visiting Boston Bruins, 1-0, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The best-of-seven series will shift to Boston where Game 6 will be played Monday night (8 p.m. on NBC) and the Canucks will have a shot to win their first ever championship.

Luongo posted his second shut out, third win, of the series after giving up a combined 12 goals in Games 3 and 4, which were played in Boston. Luongo was pulled from Game 4, but Vancouver's head coach Alain Vigneault stuck with his No. 1 option for Game 5 and it paid off.

Goaltender Tim Thomas, who has allowed just six goals all series, made 24 saves for the Bruins, who dominated the Canucks at home in Games 3 and 4.

Here's the Stanley Cup TV schedule and past results.

Stanley Cup schedule:

Game 1: Vancouver 1, Boston 0
Game 2: Vancouver 3, Boston 2 (OT)
Game 3: Boston 8, Vancouver 1
Game 4: Boston 4, Vancouver 0
Game 5: Vancouver 1, Boston 0 (Canucks lead series, 3-2)
Game 6*: Mon., June 13 -- at Boston, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 7*: Wed., June 15 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)

More Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage:

- Full Stanley Cup Finals coverage at SB Nation's series hub.

- Coverage from SB Nation's Canucks blog, Nucks Misconduct, and our Bruins blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.