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June 04, 2011

Stanley Cup Final Thread

Game 1 was 1-0 with the Canucks pulling out with about 19 seconds left. Game 2 is coming up tonight at 8 EDT on NBC.

Boston did a good job keeping the Sedin twins in check. Ryan Kessler was again the difference in the game, making a great play to gain the zone to set up the game winner.

Both goaltenders were very good, with Roberto Luongo making one more save.

The key for the Bruins is to get more second chance shots on Luongo and get more traffic in front of him.

The most important key for the Bruins is their power play. It's been awful throughout the playoffs. Unless they get it gear, they are in big trouble. Justin Bourne has some free advice on how to make it work...stop being so fancy and move Chara back to the point.

For the Canucks they need to do more of the same, just better. They skated well and got more quality chances (Tim Thomas robbed them on a number of occasions). Some of the problems for the Canucks maybe attributable to the long layoff they had. Well, they got the rust off and still one the game.

The Canucks came out flying in Game 1, which was to be expected given the energy in the city and the building. The Bruins withstood the onslaught and had a chance to steal a road game. It only gets tougher for them tonight.

Something I should have mentioned originally....Game 1 got chippy and nasty pretty quickly. You don't always get that with two teams that don't play much but over a long series it builds. Since it started that way, it should be fun tonight.

And finally, great moments in Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup history.


Me bitter? A Rangers' fan who hasn't had a sniff of the Cup since then? No, not at all.

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posted by DrewM. at 07:54 PM

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