Monday, June 13, 2011

One Win Away

This is it. For just the second time ever the Vancouver Canucks are playing to win the Stanley Cup. "Surreal" is the only word I can think of to describe what's going on in Canuck Nation. The Dream can be fulfilled tonight!

Throw all the numbers out the window. This is one hockey game and the Stanley Cup is on the line!

Pre Game Thoughts...

  • The obvious key to the game is scoring first, but perhaps more importantly the Canucks can't let the game get away from them by trying to be the team to score first. They played with fire in game 5 and got away with it. They can't allow numerous odd man rushes, Boston is bound to take advantage at some point.
  • Unlike games 3 and 4, the Canucks got something out of the 2nd line. They will need the same tonight.
  • Luongo was back on his game, but can he bring that game to Boston? If his team plays well in front of him, expect Luongo to deliver.
  • The Canucks need to score on the power play and they need to stay out of the penalty box. Blatantly obvious, yet so critical.
  • On the road the Canucks D is going to have a much bigger challenge. They've been awful in Boston, but the Cup is on the line. Time for the game of your life.

One hockey game.

One win.

Bring it home!