The Stanley Cup Finals are now moving to Boston after the Vancouver Canucks won the first games of the series in Vancouver. There are a lot of good story lines in this series between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks.
I would have never guessed from watching the first to games of the series… Bruins Have ‘A Lot of Hatred’ for Canucks, Hope to Thrive With Continued Physical Play in Cup Final. [NESN.COM]
The Boston Bruins were shut out in game one by the Vancouver Canucks, finally the Boston Bruins broke through the Cauncks defenses and scored two goals in game two; however, it still wasn’t enough. One minor bright spot for the Boston Bruins is that they also scored a goal on the
powerless play power play after going 0-6 in game one. That was only the Boston Bruins 6th power play goal (6-76) of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Boston Bruins actually failed to score a power play goal during their first round series against the Montreal Canadians. Few teams have actually won a series during the Stanley Cup playoffs without scoring a power play goal. [NESN.COM]
It would appear that Mike Milbury is less than impressed with some of the antics of the
classless hacks known as the Vancouver Canucks, especially Burrows and Lapierre. Can’t say that I am fond of either player either. [Boston Globe]
“And look at the punks now out to play,” former Bruin and current NBC NHL analyst Mike Milbury said during the Game 2 telecast regarding Lapierre’s mocking of the Burrows bite on Bergeron. “Punks like Lapierre come out to play and make fun and denigrate the game the way it should be played … This [Burrows] is a good player who shouldn’t be in this game, and if you’re a Boston fan, you should be pretty angry.”
One can make the argument that Alex Burrows shouldn’t have been playing in game two, due to Burrows biting Patrice Bergeron in game one. Gauging from some of the comments that I have read on Twitter and the various fan blogs there are quite a few people upset with Burrows this morning. Personally, I wish the Bruins would have paid more attention to Alex Burrows during last night’s game because he had a hand in all three Vancouver Canucks goals last night (2g-1a-3pts).
The much despised Vancouver Canucks’ forward
hack/biter Alex Burrows was the overtime hero in 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins. [Vancouver Sun]
Burrows shook off the Game 1 controversy he found himself immersed in after he was alleged to have bitten the finger of Boston forward Patrice Bergeron. He said it didn’t affect him, but bothered his parents.
“The negative press I have been getting the last few days doesn’t affect me at all,” he said. “I don’t read you guys, I don’t listen to you guys a lot. But if affects my parents and my dad listens to everything and it affects him and he told me to go score some goals. He said that’s what is going to hurt them. I listened to his advice and it worked out.”
Vancouver native Milan Lucic says he’s sorry, but he’s busy with Boston Bruins right now. [Vancouver Sun]
Matt Kalman of the Bruins Blog breaks down Zedano Chara rough night in Vancouver, it wasn’t pretty folks. If the Bruins are going to win this series big “Z” needs to play better. [The Bruins Blog]
Here is an interesting story that caught my eye this Sunday Morning. Seems as if some think that the Flyers might be interested in Tim Thomas. Gormley: Thomas makes sense for the Flyers, if they can work the deal… [Delaware on line]
There is still a chance that the Boston Bruins can still win this series, regardless of what the naysays and over confident Canucks fans have said… While the Bruins are only down two games going into game three; history is not in the Bruins favor. That being said, I will not give up on this team. Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe breaks down the numbers, and they are not pretty. [Boston Globe]
History is not the Bruins’ friend at this hour. Winning a Stanley Cup after trailing, two games to none, is not impossible, but of the 46 teams who’ve dug this hole, only four have recovered to win the championship. The Bruins, meanwhile, haven’t won a Cup since 1972 and are mired in a championship drought that conjures memories of the local nine. Dating to 1978, the Bruins have lost 12 of their last 13 games in this celebrated event. Boston is 5-22 in Cup Final games since Chief Johnny Bucyk last hoisted the chalice in ’72.
The Green Men will be in Boston, yippee skippy… [Slap Shot Blog]
Alex Burrows proves that father knows best… [National Post]
I am not sure where to put this article but it doesn’t really fit here, but oh well, I will include it anyways… Don’t count on Max Domi going to college he was dealt from Kingston to the London Knights of the OHL.[Coming down the Pipe]
The NHL returns to Winnipeg
The NHL team in Winnipeg Manitoba sold their 13,000 season tickets in a matter of minutes and also froze their waiting list at 8,000. [Fox Sports]
True North reaches 13,000 season ticket goal in Winnipeg, MB. [TSN.CA]
Back in Winnipeg, Bettman Strikes Different Chord… [Slap Shot Blog]
Winnipeg’s NHL season tickets sold out in about two minutes… [CBC.CA]
True North Sports and Entertainment has told Thrashers GM Rick Dudley that he will not be the team’s GM when the team relocates in Winnipeg, MB. [TSN.CA]