GDR: WCF Gm 1 - Sharks @ Canucks

Cam Davie
May 15 2011 11:14AM

"Hey, Hanky Panky. It's nice to see you back on the scoresheet."
"Yeah, well. I was just saving myself for the REAL playoffs, ya know?"
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Western Conference Final Game 1 - Sharks @ Canucks

After getting only one day off between rounds 1 and 2, the Vancouver Canucks got 5 full days between closing out their series agains the Predators, then starting today against the Sharks in the Western Conference Final. The Canucks certainly needed the rest to heal a few bruised bodies.

But will the time off hurt the Canucks game rhythm, or will the rest give them what they need to get everyone healthy again?

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Playoff Prediction Project Part 3

Jonathan Willis
May 14 2011 10:45AM

It’s time for the conference finals. In the East, Dwayne Roloson has been arguably the best player of this post-season, back-stopping the Lightning to a third-round battle with the Boston Bruins. Out west, it’s a championship of chokers as the much-maligned Canucks will face the San Jose Sharks.

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May 13 2011 08:44PM

Word out of New York tonight is that Rangers Forward Derek Boogaard has passed away suddenly.

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Jason Gregor
May 13 2011 08:40PM

If Patrice Bergeron is out for more than the first two games, the Bruins will be in tough against the Lightning. Bergeron has been great, and if he is out then the Nathan Horton line will have to carry more of the load. Horton's line was dominant against Philly, and it will be interesting to see if Eric Brewer and Matthias Ohlund can control that line starting Saturday.

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May 13 2011 06:03PM

Did you honestly think that Tampa Bay was going to beat Washington in the second round of the playoffs this year? You dirty rotten liar. No one thought Tampa Bay was going to win. How dare you sully the good name of this website with all of your falsehoods?

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