Bruins At Canucks Game 5 Preview: Now You've Got The Fight Of Your Life!

BRUINS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Fri. 5:00 PM PST
TV CBC, NBC, RDS
 Series 2-2
Last Meeting
4-0 Bruins
The Enemy Stanley Cup Of Chowder, Days Of Y'Orr Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 2-19-21 Krejci: 11-11-22
Bruins
Category Canucks
Won 2
Streak Lost 2
5-5
< Road Record / Home Record >
9-3
+22
Goals For / Against +/- -5
3.27 (4)
Goals Per Game 2.50 (12)
2.27 (1)
Goals Against Per Game 2.73 (8)
1.77 (1)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.94 (8)
10.3 (14)
Power Play %
22.0 (6)
83.5 (6)
Penalty Kill %
80.9 (8)
32.1 (8)
Shots Per Game 32.2 (6)
34.1 (12)
 Shots Against Per Game 31.9 (9)
90.9 (2)
Winning % When Scoring First 83.3 (3)
7-2
Record When Leading After 1 6-2
3-5
Record When Trailing After 1 3-3
8-1
Record When Leading After 2 8-1
724 (1)
Hits 574 (2)
326 (3)
Blocked Shots
317 (4)
51.7 (4)
Faceoffs % 50.6 (6)
15.8 (14)
PIM's Per Game Average
17.7 (15)
NHL.com

Are you ready for this? Game 5 is going to be huge. Can the Canucks muster any sort of meaningful offence against Tim Thomas and his aggressively defensive D? The futility of Vancouver's top 6 is frustrating to watch. Watching the Sedins get beaten down is giving me flashbacks of the Nashville series. The Canucks ran out of composure, determination and desire in Boston. Will they find it back on home ice again? I think the winner of Game 5 is going to win the Cup. This is crucial stuff. Can the seemingly injured Kesler and Henrik push through the pain? Can the Bruins get that many breaks / puck luck again? Right now they are earning every one of them.

I like the Canucks' 9-3 record at home in these playoffs. I like their chances over the next three games. I know Luongo will bounce back in Game 5. Will his D tighten up a little, please? Get that first goal, boys! The Bruins' winning percentage when scoring first is sickeningly good. The Canucks' power play is sickeningly bad. They have to get more pucks through to Tim Thomas 5 on 4. They have to get dirty in front of him. As good as he is he's having a damned vacation back there too often. 40 shots last game for Vancouver? How many of them were of the useless variety? Perimeter useless garbage.

C'mon Canucks dig in deeper! You can do this! Take that momentum back!

 

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-Rich Peverley

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

Michael "Pay before you" Ryder-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin

Daniel "Pie, eh?" Paille-Gregory "Hi daddy!" Campbell-Shawn Thornton


STARTING GOALTENDERS


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979

Profile: Oh Lou....How's the heat?



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 22 1299 14 8 55 2.54 652 597 .916 3


Tim Thomas

#30 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

5-11

201

Apr 15, 1974

Profile: Somebody get in this guy's space.



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Tim Thomas 22 1364 14 8 48 2.11 749 701 .936 0


WHO IS HOT / COLD

CANUCKS

HOT

-NONE

COLD

-Henrik Sedin: 0 points in his last 4 games. Unacceptable.

-Daniel Sedin: 0 points in his last 2. Unacceptable.

-Ryan Kesler: 0 points in his last 3. Urgh!

-Christopher Higgins: 1 assist in his last 6. Unacceptable.

-Mason Raymond: 0 points in his last 6. Really? WTF!

-Tanner Glass: 0 points in his last 29.

-Victor Oreskovich: 0 points in his last 18.

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 30 games. Benched in Game 4 = dog shit.

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

 

BRUINS

HOT

-Tim Thomas: 1 goal against in his last 2 games.

-David Krejci: 4 goals and 6 assists in his last 7.

-Patrice Bergeron: 3 assists in his last 3.

-Zdeno Chara: 4 assists in his last 3.

-Michael Ryder: 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 2.

-Brad Marchand: 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 2.

-Mark Recchi: 3 goals in his last 3 games.

-Rich Peverley: 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 2.

COLD

-Tomas Kaberle: 1 assist in his last 5.

-Tyler Seguin: 1 assist in his last 8.

-Dennis Seidenberg: 0 points in his last 9.



INJURIES


CANUCKS

-F Mikael Samuelsson: surgery, out for playoffs.

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

-D Aaron Rome: suspended 4 games.

BRUINS

-F Nathan Horton: mental vacation

-F Marc Savard: concussion, out for season

-F Trent Whitfield: achilles surgery. Sound familiar?

 

VIDEO

Mega Game 4 Highlights:

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The look says it all. No more of this!!! Get your fucking shit together!

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