Bruins At Canucks Game 7 Preview: Seek And Destroy!

BRUINS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Wed. 5:00 PM PST
TV CBC, NBC, RDS
 Series 3-3
Last Meeting
5-2 Bruins
The Enemy Stanley Cup Of Chowder, Days Of Y'Orr Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 3-19-22 Krejci: 12-11-23


Roberto Luongo is 3-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average and .979 save percentage in the Canucks' 3 games at home in this series. I am so glad we have home ice advantage because he was terrible in Boston in Game 6. Surely he will rebound at home for the final game of this series. Given the Canucks' lack of goal scoring against Tim Thomas and the Bruins this series Lou is most likely going to have to put up a performance like he did in Game 5: A 1-0 win. The players really need to go for the jugular and get more than 1 goal on Timmy though How about more than 2? 8 goals in 6 games this series. It's baffling we are playing in a Game 7 with that kind of futility. That's how good Thomas is and defensively sound the Bruins are generally. And that's how good Roberto Luongo has been in the wins and how the guys in front of him can band together.

Besides the home team winning every game of this series, another crucial stat is that the team that scores first wins. I'd like to see the Canucks score early and then hopefully often but am giving up on the "often" part. Hopefully our guys can feed off the home crowd and get the first one and dictate the play.

I don't know what else to say. I am sick of the media. What's this, Dank? Some Canucks should have said a lot less in front of the mics. I am also tired of the inconsistent refereeing. I'm sick of the embellishing from both teams. I'm sick of Craig Simpson pretending to be a goaltending expert. But despite all of that this has been an amazing series. The physicality has been tremendous. The goaltending battle for the most part a treat. My anxiety medicine is running low. This is intense stuff right here. Game 7, baby!  I am freaking out!

NO SECOND PLACE, BOYS! WIN THIS DAMN THING! KNOCK THEM ON THEIR ASSES! BEAT THEM ON THE SCOREBOARD! IGNORE THE AFTER-WHISTLE BRUIN BULLSHIT! WIN THIS FOR MAYRAY, ROMER, HAMMER, SON OF SAM AND LUC! WIN IT FOR YOURSELVES! YOU HAVE WORKED DAMNED HARD ALL YEAR FOR THIS MOMENT! DON'T LET THIS OPPORTUNITY SLIP AWAY! Try to have some fun too, hey?

LINKS

-A look at Game 7's in the Cup Finals since the Canucks joined the NHL (The Province). 8 of them and WOW the game-winning goal was scored in the second period in every one of them!

-KesLord and The Professor talk MayRay, the Bruins and Game 7 (The Province).

-Kerry Fraser's take on the Boychuk hit on Raymond (TSN). I have really enjoyed his columns in these playoffs.

-Nick Kypreos is hearing that Nathan Horton is feeling well enough to play and wants to convince team doctors to let him do so.

PROJECTED FORWARDS DRESSED

CANUCKS

Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alexandre Burrows

Jeff Tambellini-Ryan Kesler-Christopher Higgins

Raffi Torres-Maxim Lapierre-Jannik Hansen

FANNER Glass-Manny Malhotra-Victor Oreskovich

BRUINS

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Rich Peverley

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi

Michael Ryder-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin

Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton


STARTING GOALTENDERS


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979

Profile: The Rodney Dangerfield of Vancouver needs to steal Game 7



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 24 1367 15 9 58 2.54 691 633 .916 4


Tim Thomas

#30 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

5-11

201

Apr 15, 1974

Profile: Mr. Conn Smyth...IMO



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Tim Thomas 24 1481 15 9 51 2.06 812 761 .937 3

INJURIES


CANUCKS

-F Mason Raymond: broken vertebrae, out >4 months

-F Mikael Samuelsson: surgery, out for playoffs. I miss this guy.

-D Dan Hamhuis: groin, day-to-day coach says. I say done for playoffs.

-D Aaron Rome: suspended 4 games.

BRUINS

-F Nathan Horton: concussion

-F Marc Savard: concussion, out for season

-F Trent Whitfield: achilles surgery. Sound familiar?

 

VIDEO

'94 Canucks players talk about this year's team:

Pump Up Video 1

Pump Up Video 2:

I'd like to see THIS happen in Game 7, but I'm sure my heart would explode:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

ARE YOU READY?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker