Tonight was the night Vancouver could have won their franchise first Stanley Cup, but nostagla of the moment changed everything.
Vancouver looked great in the first couple minutes of the game but the team soon would fall apart. Giving up 4 goals in just over 4 minutes of the first period, goaltender Roberto Luongo was pulled and the bleeding continued.
I mentioned in my last post that the physical presence of the playoffs have hurt Vancouver. Tonight was no different as the team lost another winger and with that lost the flow of their game that they had in the last two games.
Vancouver looked lost all night, having no energy and kept scrambling around. During the time that Boston was inside the Vancouver zone, Vancouver kept bunching in the corner, and leaving two Boston players in front of the net.
When it came to the second period, Vancouver looked like they were trying to get a jumpstart but could never get anything going. Boston was just too physical and with turnovers plaguing Vancouver the one upside they did not let in a goal during the second period.
The third period started off well for Vancouver as they scored a quick powerplay goal in the first minute of the period. This momentum swing was short lived as Vancouver continued to take bad penalties.
Once again the Sedin brothers were not a factor in the game and Kesler who was obviously not 100% did not play well after missing most of the series with an injury.
Boston definitely was the better team in this game and played well under pressure in desperation situations. Boston was able to kill off penalties and really took control of the puck inside the zone.
Vancouver looked to send a message late as the Crowd stood up chanting "We want the cup."
Wednesday's game 7 will definitely be a big game. Expect Vancouver's house to be rocking as Luongo looks to get back between the pipes and lead the team with help from the Sedin twins to get Vancouver its first franchise Stanley Cup.
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