I’m Canadian and live in the Vancouver region so I’m hoping that the Canucks win. The students in the school where I teach are so excited – they have Canucks fever! As the Grade Twelves say (most of whom are 17) they were zero years old the last time the Canucks were in the Stanley Cup finals. I hope it’s a long series with exciting games too – the atmosphere in the community is wonderful when the Canucks are playing.
Amazing and exciting game all the way to last 18.5 seconds. For an entire three periods, the two teams battled back and forth hitting and bruising one another with no goals to show. Even the 5-3 power play opportunities yielded nothing as both goalies stood on their heads making one great save after another.
And then, at 19:42 of the third period, a hero is made, Raffe Torres pops one in to win the game.
...it was a good game - the goalies were the best! ...the Bruisers were fighting quite a bit...lots of pressure...I'm rooting for Van - i realize the teams have 17 Canadian players each!...i like Boston too, but I might get lynched if I root for them - being in BC and all!
Another great game. And, despite the fact that Alexandre "Finger Biter" Burrows did not get the suspension everyone expected, he comes in to score two goals and win the game in overtime. A hero in the making.
Now, they head to Boston for the next two games. If Boston doesn't come out swinging, they're going to be toast. Of course, their confidence is in the toilet right now.
Wow! The Canucks got stomped. Of course, Rome's hit on Horton was most certainly nasty, but it was one of those hits in which one does not expect that do the most damage. I've been hit many times on the ice and if I knew it was coming, I could prepare for it. The worst hits, although may not have been as hard, rung my bell and sent a bolt right through my body knocking me flat simply because I didn't see it coming.
This may very well have been a turning point for both teams, the Bruins saw red after that and went hard at it while the Canucks slowed right down, maybe thinking they were going to be hit next in revenge and taken to the hospital.
Nonetheless, the Canucks were embarrassed big time. Hopefully, they'll come out hard next game.
Of course, many of the Bruins kept trying to stick their fingers in Burrows mouth during the melees. Hilarious, that one is sure to follow Burrows around for a long time to come.
That's a tough one. The Canucks outshot the Bruins big time which means the offense was still doing it's job. It would seem the Canucks defense broke down big time and Lou was left on his own.
I think there was one point in the game towards the end in which the Bruins had three consecutive shots on goal and they all went in. As well, I think Lou has a new record against him to deal with now, that being two short-handed goals in one playoff game.
You could be right on that one. Maybe, the best thing for the Canucks right now is the fact Rome did get suspended for the rest of the playoffs. Horton now has to deal with a severe concussion. That's terrible news.
"Two factors were considered in reaching this decision," NHL senior vice-president of hockey operations Mike Murphy said. "The hit by Rome was clearly beyond what is acceptable in terms of how late it was delivered after Horton had released the puck and it caused a significant injury."
Another mauling by the Bruins over the Canucks. And finally, the coach pulls Luongo and puts in Cory Schneider to salvage what's left of the game. The Canucks looked like they played a little better afterward but they were still no match for Boston.
They were certainly not a Cup contender the way they played the last two games and if they keep playing that way, the Bruins should deserve to win these finals.
Several melees and fights broke out, even the Bruins goaltender, Thomas got into one with Burrows in front of the net.
Boston has scored 12 goals in the last two games while Vancouver only scored 1 goal.
I was a kid way back in 1967; we had to walk all the way across the room, just to change the TV chandelle for the Hockey game. Lots of brain damage hockey players for not wearing a helmet and Terry shawchuck 1965–66, played for the Leafs, He was in the Guinness world record for most stitches.
I rode a bike without a helmet too in the old old hippy days, Some people say for old people like me WE have Alzheimers ha ha
Man, it looked like a done deal after the first 2 games in Van, but now I'm not so sure. 12-1 over 2 games... I hate boston as much as the next Montreal Canadiens fan. And yes, If Pacioretty were playing, we'd have won that series! Anyways, it pains me to say this, but Boston is taking the cup in 7 games this year.
You'all getting excited about two gangs of guys on skates beating each other up ?? why can't you be civilized and play soccer - - - oh yes, you don't get long enough to play on grass before all that ice comes back I guess
Massive crowd that packed Canucks-Stanley-cup-finals-Vancouver's Biggest Street Party since 2010 Olympics! For 36 years I have gone to all kind of events on every continent. The largest one was in China 10 million people among 8 days at a sand sculpture contest.
Vancouver downtown Canuck party was by far the wildest event ever
1, Women were flashing their breast 2. I was high fiving until my hand hurts like hell, 3, Black guys playing hockey on the streets 4. Mad kissing or hugging fits 5 people climbing lamp post, scaling buildings and on everything 6.Pot smoking and drunks everywhere 7 Even many bars were closed because they were afraid of the mob 8. Urin and vomit everywhere 9 hundreds of custom, hockey stick, Stanley cups, and faces painted 1o lots of play fighting some real
Congrats on Vancouver win last night. It was a very tight game and I was so happy to see the only goal and when the camera showed the fans outside after the goal, it was like the whole city exploded! Awesome!
Another good game on Friday night, which I watched out of town.
The Boston arena's ice is rather soft and bumpy as could be seen by pucks bouncing around all over the place. For the Canucks, it's difficult to play their game in that kind of quicksand, but perfect for the slow moving Bruins.
The Vancouver ice is awesome, I've played on it myself, it is like a sheet of glass and very fast. Pucks move effortlessly and glide straight and smooth over it's surface, made for a fast paced game.
So, I don't suspect the Nucks to do well in Boston, but they'll most likely win their home game when they come back.
WOW! You were a hockey pro? Awesome! How cool is that? I think hockey players have to be the most skilled sports players as they not only have to handle a little puck with a little stick and try to get this little puck pass a giant goalie into a little goal net (ok not so little), take in elbowing, tripping and cross checking and all kinds fighting, and do this while ice skating. Amazing!
I hope Vancouver wins. This iwill be their first cup, and for that alone, I'm rooting for the Canucks.
Not really, there are usually always opportunities for local teams, companies, corporations, schools, universities, etc. to play on the pro's ice. I try and take as many of those opportunities as I can.
...ummmm....yor sounding like Luongo now - ha ha ha...i caught his interview after the game - he said sumthin' about boston scoring a few goals on van when they played in boston - 'a FEW?' - how about 'MANY'?
Game 7 is going to be a close one, and, really, I think Boston has just a good of chance to win it as Vancouver does. Thomas has been outstanding all series (and all playoffs, is about to set the record for most saves ever by a goalie in the post season) and Luongo has numbers at home that are unbelievable.
The thing that scares me is Boston could of won any of those three games in Vancouver which means in Game 7 they'll have another excellent chance to win it.
Well, as predicted, the two teams are winning their home games and as suspected, Vancouver did not do well on Bean Town's ice. Of course, Luongo couldn't stop a beach ball and they had to go with Cory Schneider again after Lou allowed three goals before the first half of the first period. Schneider quickly let another one in, but it was a redirect off a Boston stick that he had no chance.
So, it's back to Vancouver for the final game seven of the series and we find out who gets the cup. If we were to go on goals alone, Boston would easily take it as they got a total of 17 goals in their three home games. They would deserve it.
And again, if both teams win only their home games, that's all that counts in the end.
All I can say is: to both the loss of another Stanley Cup final and the rioting afterward. I'm embarrassed to be living in this end of the world for the latter.
Clearly, Luongo choked as he often has in his career here when the going gets tough and the pressure's on. He spends more time looking up at the screen to get a glimpse of himself than he does on the ice. Thomas, on the other hand was focused and was definitely the better goalie, which made all the difference. Canuck's couldn't even buy a goal, fanning on pucks continuously when the empty net was right if front of them.
Boston 4 Vancouver 0
Boston wins the Stanley Cup in a 4-3 series. They were the better team and I applaud their efforts.
Yes - Boston Rocks big time!...they definitely deserved to win...Thomas is the best! 24 Canadians on that team (4 americans) - i thought it was 17.
Good for you Boston!
And, to those idiots in Van - shame on you! I truly do not believe they were fans - I believe some idiots attended to just cause problems and problems they did - people travelled to Van from all over the place - we don't even know the extent of the damage yet! And their destruction and mayhem have overshadowed a good series. I quite frankly believe those same idiots would have rioted even if van won. And what really surprises me is that it wasn't a handful - it was thousands of idiots and they all managed to gather in one place at the same time. There is so much destruction caught on video - I am certain some of those will be charged and convicted. I feel sad about this today.
My impression of Vancouver hasn't changed a bit... get a huge crowd, add alcohol, and insert a bunch of punks who intend to cause trouble win or lose, and you will get a riot in any major city if the police aren't prepared.
As for the hockey game... I'm just glad the Leafs GM was not successful in signing the Sedin twins when they were about to become free agents. Luongo didnt show up for half the games... the twins missed all 7
That's what I'm saying.. it has noting to do with just Vancouver. Just like in Toronto, the majority of people who were out on the streets were not there to cause problems..
but a few trouble makers were.. and when you add alcohol (in the case of Vancouver) and an unprepared police force (in the case of both cities), you're asking for trouble.
When the Jays won the world series, the police were there and ready, and a million plus people celebrated without any major issues.
With large crowds, anything can happen, so you have to have a sizable police force on hand just in case, to control things from getting out of hand when the SOBs who are there for just that reason start the violence
Vancouver Media will down play the damage done, and a couple of people were killed. One person was killed just for being a Bruin’s fan. I watched him slowly die because the ambulance could get to him in time. There was a lot of filming going on, so a lot of thugs will be gather up and soon enough hauled in. Mostly small East Indian guys and yet the cops were so afraid of them
There have been a few worst riots in Canada; Montreal in 1993 was the worst
I tried to encourage others to stop destroying things yet all this was pre planed from Friday’s game. About 14 gangs coached the crowd into trouble and many were drunk out their skulls?
If Canucks would have won the cup, it would have been less damaging. Some gangs were claiming it was a riot for human rights, to me it was about human terror and thieves. Many volunteer did a huge clean up the next day. Dozens of store were boarded up with many positive messages written all over them. One of them said smoke weed, and never riot. It’s almost always the bars areas, not the weed area’s that cause crime year round.
you did what you could CP and glad you weren't hurt...yes it was obvious from footage i saw that people were there just to be violent...saw footage of men dressed in black with black bandanas covering their faces - they weren't there for the game...
...my heart goes out to the folks in Van and the businesses that are left to pick up the costs...
Your right, most of the painted faces and masks were the main gang. Most of the fights and injured were people trying to protect their stores or people in crowd tried to stop vandals, then the crowds turned on them.
Police were either too afraid to fight or thought it would only get worse if they did fight those gangs.
It's much easier and safer for police to go after grow OPs year round. Much more dangerous to be a security guard or be a cash outlet venue.