A buddy of mine long time ago said to me “there isn’t anything quite like a Stanley Cup game seven matchup,” well that’s where we are heading folks. The Bruins and the Canucks will decide it all this Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET.
If you are a Canucks fan you should be really worried about your team’s chances this Wednesday not only because the beatings they have taken on every single game they have played at Boston but how they are being outplayed by intensity and passion.
Vancouver was outscored 17-3 when playing at Boston and they just outscored the Bruins 5-2 when playing at home. I’m thinking the games at Rodgers Arena have been too close for the Canucks comfort and that calculation might fail at some point, especially on a live or die game seven. I know you think home field advantage is the key in this series, and it is, but at this point game seven is a “there is no tomorrow” territory for both teams that might erase the whole home field advantage discussion.
The key problem for the Canucks is definitely the lack of confidence by Roberto Luongo, I mean I know he had played good at home but again, at this point in a decisive game like the one Wednesday you can’t have doubts at all and that’s exactly what Vancouver is facing now. Luongo has allowed only two goals in three games at home but allowed 15 playing at Boston in the same amount of matches, how do you explain such a fluctuation in performance for this guy?
“I don’t have to say anything to him,” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. “He’s a professional. His preparation is beyond reproach, and he’s going to be ready for Game 7. … It happened. There’s nothing we can do about it. We’ve already turned the page on that, and we’re going back home.”
On the other hand Tim Thomas made 36 saves for the Bruins, giving up two third-period goals when they game was over but sent a clear message on where the best goalie of the series stands.
Keep in mind the NHL betting trends say 5 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons.
NHL Betting Picks : I just can’t bet on a team that have received 17 goals on the road in the Stanley Cup finals, I can’t figure out in my mind how this team can be the new champions. I’m taking the Bruins to win it all.