Canucks At Bruins Game 3 Preview: For Whom The Bell Tolls. Time Marches On

CANUCKS
BRUINS

AT

Time Mon. 5:00 PM PST
TV CBC, Versus, RDS
 Series 2-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
3-2 Canucks
The Enemy Stanley Cup Of Chowder, Days Of Y'Orr Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 2-19-21 Krejci: 10-8-18
Canucks
Category Bruins
Won 4
Streak Lost 2
5-3
< Road Record / Home Record >
7-3
+6
Goals For / Against +/- +11
2.70 (9)
Goals Per Game 3.0 (6)
2.40 (2)
Goals Against Per Game 2.45 (4)
1.14 (5)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.60 (1)
26.5 (3)
Power Play %
8.6 (14)
81.5 (6)
Penalty Kill %
80.3 (9)
31.8 (9)
Shots Per Game 33.6 (12)
33.6 (12)
 Shots Against Per Game 31.8 (9)
83.3 (3)
Winning % When Scoring First 88.9 (2)
6-2
Record When Leading After 1 6-2
3-2
Record When Trailing After 1 3-5
8-1
Record When Leading After 2 6-1
666 (1)
Hits 507 (2)
289 (4)
Blocked Shots
299 (3)
49.9 (6)
Faceoffs % 52.6 (3)
14.6 (12)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.6 (8)
NHL.com

The look on the 2 goaltenders' faces above says it all. The Bruins finally get a power play goal and a lead against the Canucks even yet they fall in OT, abruptly. The Canucks seem to have answers to whatever the Bruins throw at them. They have a team desire/hunger that is unmatched by Boston. The Bruins were 8-0 in these playoffs when leading after 2 periods...until Game 2 happened. They were 4-0 in overtimes..until Game 2 happened. Now they can possibly take solace in the fact that they are 7-3 at home. That they only lost by 1 single goal in both games of these Finals. They could make this a series yet.

But it's not looking good for them. Only 3 2 goals scored by them in the first 2 games. They have to find a way to generate a LOT more chances past a stingy and cruel Canucks D AND they need to solve Roberto Luongo. Plus turnovers are looking to be their specialty, an un-remedied specialty that we knew about them heading into the Finals. Much more after the jump.

LINKS / NEWS

-Elliot Pap tweeted Sunday: Injured Canuck d-man Dan Hamhuis is on the charter to Boston. Not limping either. #vansuncanucks. Can I get a hell yes?

-Vancouver mayor BC Premier Christy Clark is going to re-ignite the Olympic cauldron for added inspiration to the Canucks at 3 PM PST on Monday (Vancouver Sun)

-Burrows' father gave him some wise words prior to Game 2 (Vancouver Sun)

-Iain MacIntyre believes in destiny. But, careful dude. We're only 2 games in.

-Look for Manny Malhotra to stay on the 4th line as AV doesn't want to break up Line 3 (wise man!)

-TSN's Bob McKenzie talks about the Canucks and Burrows and it's something you want to check out.

-Kaberle = fail (Spector, Sportsnet)

-What a terrific ovation for Manny prior to Game 2! Well done, fans! The Canucks and the Miracle Man talk about it here.

-Canucks use science to try gain advantage (Boston Herald)

PROJECTED FORWARDS DRESSED

CANUCKS

Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alexandre Burrows

Mason Raymond-Ryan Kesler-Christopher Higgins

Raffi Torres-Maxim Lapierre-Jannik Hansen

Jeff Tambellini-Manny Malhotra-Victor Oreskovich

BRUINS

Milan Lewcheech-David Kraychee-Nathan Hoe-tonne

Brad Marchand-Patrice "Charlie bit me" Bergeron-Mark Recchi

Michael Ryder-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin

Daniel "Pie, eh?" Paille-Gregory "Hi daddy!" Campbell-Rich "So They Packed Up All Their Bags And They Moved To" Peverley


STARTING GOALTENDERS


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979

Profile: Ass-kicker, critic-silencer



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 20 1195 14 6 43 2.16 594 551 .928 3


Tim Thomas

#30 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

5-11

201

Apr 15, 1974

Profile: Flopper, show-stopper, floor mopper



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Tim Thomas 20 1244 12 8 47 2.27 670 623 .930 2


WHO IS HOT / COLD

CANUCKS

HOT

-Roberto Luongo. Only 6 goals against in his last 4 games. LUUUUUUUUUU!!

-Daniel Sedin: 1 goal and 5 assists in his last 4 games.

-Alexandre Burrows: 5 goals and 4 assists in his last 7.

-Sami Salo: 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 4.

COLD

-Maxim Lapierre: 1 goal and no assists in his last 12.

-Tanner Glass: 0 points in his last 28. (benched)

-Victor Oreskovich: 0 points in his last 16.

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 29 games. (Awesome job in Game 2 though)

-Cody Hodgson: 0 points in his last 10 games with very limited ice time. (benched)

 

BRUINS

HOT

-David Krejci: 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 5.

COLD

-Zdeno Chara: 2 assists in his last 10 games.

-Brad Marchand: 1 goal in his last 9.

-Mark Recchi: 1 assists in his last 10.

-Tyler Seguin: no points in his last 7.

-Patrice Bergeron: 1 assist in his last 4.


INJURIES


CANUCKS

-F Mikael Samuelsson: surgery, out for playoffs.

-D Dan Hamhuis: ankle (?), day-to-day

BRUINS

-F Marc Savard: concussion, out for season

-F Trent Whitfield: achilles surgery. Sound familiar?

 

VIDEO

Highlights from Game 2:

A new History Will Be Made Video: History Only Takes 11 Seconds:

Party on Granville Post Game 2:

More celebrating in the streets of Vancouver (insane stuff!):

I love these clips taken from way up in the high rise buildings. The sound of the city going ape shit is so sweet:

Not as good as the original but I still laughed:

The title of this post brought to you by Metallica "For Whom The Bell Tolls:

 

Photo by Jeff Vinnick, Canucks.com.

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I don't know who did this, but thanks to nucksandpucks for sending it to me!

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