A post game analysis of game five , a critique of an opposing goaltender which ultimately backfired, a long silent walk, and telling the media that it’s ok to give Tim Thomas the Conn Smythe even if I win game six. Bobby, a word of advice, and it was given to you a long time ago by a former general manager here, “you haven’t won anything yet”. I personally advise you to keep all your comments to yourself and concentrate on stopping pucks. After an embarrassing 9 minute performance last night where Bobby Lose gave up three goals, Luongo lasted the equivalent of an inning and a third in baseball terms. Maybe he didn’t find a quiet place to walk on the Boston waterfront. Maybe he had jet lag. Maybe he was overconfident. Or maybe, he’s not as good as the media in some parts thinks he is. I wonder if the Canuck fans were cheering his getting pulled again?
In a span of about four minutes the Boston Bruins took out their can of whoop arse and had Louie’s head spinning. Three goals, of which he should have stopped at least two. Compound the fact that teammate Henrietta Sedin was stopped by Tim Thomas early on a breakaway, the game was just not going to go Vancouver’s way. A 5-2 blitz by Boston who has now outscored the Can’t Nucks 17-3 on home ice now forces a winner take all game seven Wednesday night in Vancouver. Thomas was outstanding for the Bruins, keeping the Canucks at bay for most of the game, and has proven that no matter what happens Wednesday night, he without a doubt deserves the MVP for this series.
My Ex-Panther Factor theory still has life. The Canucks have 6 Ex-Panthers on the roster, and the Bruins have 3. Time will tell.
Brad Marchand, the ageless Mark Recchi and Thomas led the way for Boston, as they have given Vancouver and their fans something to think about on their long plane ride home. The senario is totally different going into a game seven when you have lost game six. Especially when you lost it in the manner you did. At times I have seen the Canucks quit, get frustrated, and play like a bunch of wild fools. The Bruins on the other hand should be given a ton of credit. Scoring on home ice for them has seemingly been easy, but look at all six games of the series so far. Even in the three loses you could say that Boston could have one any one of those games. And if they did, Bobby Lose would have all summer for long walks.
Here’s a few Tuesday links:
Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Monday night.
Did you know the Canucks have a secret motivational tool? Nick Cotsonika.
Bobby promises a rebound in game seven. Sure! TSN.ca.
Tim Thomas talks about his game six performance. NHL.com.
The fastest four goals in a series final give the Bruins the edge. Globe and Mail.
The Canucks believe the hit on Mason Raymond was dirty. Of course they do. Pro Hockey Talk.
I take pleasure in knowing that Lord Stanley belongs to the Chicago Blackhawks for two more days! See ya Wednesday.
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