Another epic game was played on Friday night by our combatants the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins with the game winner going to possibly the series' biggest heel, Maxim Lapierre. The 1-0 shutout puts the Canucks back in the lead 3-2 with a home game remaining if necessary. At home, Roberto Luongo has been stellar allowing just two goals in the three games with a pair of shutouts. An interesting stat for the series is that Vancouver has scored just six goals in the series while winning three of the 5 games so far. Timing is everything. Roberto got his swagger back and is currently "clutch", but who knows, tomorrow he may be a headcase/enigma/ (insert negative stigma). Two 1-0 shutouts in a series is nothing to sneeze at. And the question needs to be asked; would you rather Tim Thomas' consistent play or Luongo's dynamic/erratic play? In the end I suspect that answer will be "whoever has four wins at the end of this series".
Thus far, the Canucks game winning goals (3) have come from Lapierre, Alexandre Burrows, and Raffi Torres...It always hurts when the guys who get under your skin are firing the daggers. Who says low scoring games aren't exciting?
If there is one thing I can wish for with this and other rivalry series it would be this; can we please stop using the "hater" tag? (Also, please go 7, please go 7)
For those who haven't heard it yet, here is the Sedin retort on Mike Milbury calling them "Thelma and Louise" after game four.
Game Highlights after the jump:
The game itself came with more of the embellishing and ugliness that has permeated this series.
Some fun stuff from Pension Plan Puppets:
Isles Links: (Not much today)
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