Shawn Thornton lays it out for Bruins

Updated: June 7, 2011, 9:13 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It didn't take long for the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks to create an intense, physical and all-out battle to showcase the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

The chirping. The finger pointing and finger biting. The taunting and trash talking. They have all been on display and they only increased in Game 3 with the Bruins skating and clawing their way to an 8-1 victory Monday at TD Garden.

With the win, Boston cut Vancouver's lead in the best-of-seven series to 2-1.

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