VANCOUVER — For the first time in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Bruins are going to have to stave off elimination to force a Game 7.

The Bruins couldn’t solve Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo tonight on 31 shots on goal and squandered four power-play opportunities in a 1-0 loss to the Canucks in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena.

Game 6 is Monday night at TD Garden.

The Bruins have won two seventh games to get to this point have been behind in series but never with their season on the line prior to Game 7.

Here’s a quick glance at the box score:

•Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with six shots on goal. At the other end of the spectrum, Milan Lucic failed to test Luongo all night.

•In net, Luongo won the battle but Tim Thomas was on top of his game with 24 saves. The only puck that eluded him was a tough-angle shot from Maxim Lapierre 4:35 into the third period.

•The Canucks were credited with 47 hits, led by Alexander Edler with 10.