June 06 2011 08:16AM
"I scored the game-winning goal in OT. And now I am learning to FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!"
"Daniel! Have you seen what Alex can do? He can FLY!"
(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Stanley Cup Final Game 3 - Canucks @ Bruins
The Vancouver Canucks have scored some improbable goals at some improbable times during the Stanley Cup Final. Lucky for them, they are taking those improbable goals to Boston with a 2-0 series lead.
Will the Canucks get their power play going? Can the Canucks continue to rely on timely goals? Will home ice prove to be the missing ingredient for the Bruins to win their first game? Will the Canucks take a real stranglehold on the Stanley Cup Final?
June 05 2011 01:11PM
Om Nom Nom
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
From the stellar ratings, to the nicknacks in Harper's office - Canada clearly cares about the Canucks. Whether you're rooting for the Canucks, or obsessing over your hatred for their greasy, diving ways – you're watching the games, and you have an opinion. So they don't “represent you” - of course they don't – unless you were born in Vancouver, moved there, or developed an affection for the team through the osmosis of knowing, dating, or working with a huge fan. Obviously, the only team that represents Canada is the national team. Either way, Canada cares what happens to this team, and lots of neutral fans are rooting for them – that's just fact.
June 05 2011 11:57AM
Burrows outfoxes both Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara to score the second fastest OT winner in NHL playoff history.
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
It's hard to imagine a Stanley Cup Finals game with more plot lines than Saturday's game two between the Bruins and the Canucks. Between Manny's return to action, the Bruins PP finally finding the twine, and Alex Burrows' epic heel turn, there was also a wildly entertaining game of hockey played. History, and the fans of both teams, will only remember how the game ended - but that obscures the fact that through 45 minutes of play - the Boston Bruins were taking it to the Canucks, and comfortably carrying the play.
June 04 2011 05:12PM
Boston Bruins @ Vancouver Canucks
5:00 PM PST
|3.05 (6th)||Goals/Game||2.68 (9th)|
|2.42 (T-2nd)||Goals Against/Game||2.42 ( T-2nd)|
|7.5% (14th)||PP||25.3% (3rd)|
|81.2% (T-7th)||PK||82% (6th)|
June 04 2011 10:31AM
"Aww RAFFI! Come here and get a hug, ya big teddy bear, you!"
"Zdeno, you go to the corner for a timeout."
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Stanley Cup Final Game 2 - Bruins @ Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks left it to dying seconds of Game 1 before potting the game-winning goal. The only goal, in fact. In Game 2, I'm sure both the Canucks and Bruins will be doing every thing they can to get more than 1 goal to win the game.
And it all starts with both teams' dreadful power play.