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Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Recap

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

59 minutes and 41 seconds were what it took to decide the outcome of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins at Rogers Arena.

The first two periods saw a total of 12 power plays. Both Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas were human shields, stopping a combined total of 46 shots through the first forty minutes.

It took an empty net for someone to score, and that’s exactly what Ryan Kesler, Jannik Hansen, and Raffi Torres did with 20 seconds left in the game. Just as fans were thinking the game was going to go into overtime, Kesler managed to grab a pass from Kevin Bieksa. Getting the puck in the zone he passed to Hansen. Torres had just come on in a late line change, getting ahead of Boston’s Johnny Boychuk, accepting the pass from Hansen and sliding it in. Thomas didn’t even see Torres coming; he was on the other side of the net covering Hansen.

Next game happens Saturday, June 4th at Rogers Arena. Puck drops at 5pm PDT!

Eastern Conference Bruins and Lightning Goalies Pulling their Weight

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Canadiens Bruins HockeyWith the Eastern Conference Final tied 1-1 between the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning, a lot of pressure comes down on the players to push even harder than before. The two hardest working players in this final are Tim Thomas and Dwayne Roloson, the Bruins and Lightning goalies respectively.

Considered by many to have the best goal tending in this season’s run for the Stanley Cup, both Thomas and Roloson have only let in on average two goals per game during Rounds 1 and 2. Their playoff save average is incredibly similar as well: .941 for Roloson and .937 for Thomas.

Thomas has even been compared to legendary Edmonton Oilers goaltender Grant Fuhr. As for Roloson, many say his goaltending is the driving force behind the Lightning’s success in the playoffs.

The conference is tied 1-1. Next game between the Bruins and Lightning takes place tonight at 8 pm in Tampa. But what we really want to know is… who’s your favorite goalie this season?

Canucks Begin Historic Year

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

40yearsCanucksThis past Saturday night was more than your typical NHL season opener for the Vancouver Canucks. Not only did they announce their new captain, Henrik Sedin, but more monumentally, they kicked off the 40th anniversary of the Canucks franchise.

In 1970, the Canucks along with the Buffalo Sabres were the 13th and 14th team to enter the NHL. In that time, the Canucks have produced their share of heroes and diehard fans, many of whom were out for Saturday night’s game.

Both Saturday and Monday’s games were fairly tight games, with the Canucks showing some early season lackluster efforts. (more…)

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