No team has ever won three Game 7's in one NHL playoff year, but if the Boston Bruins win Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night, that's exactly what they'll do. Oh, yeah. By the way, we have a Game 7, as the Bruins went on to a huge 5-2 win in Game 6.
The Bruins came out and scored at will in the first 10 minutes of the first period of Monday's Game 6, running the score up to 4-0 before the Vancouver Canucks could even blink. After the third goal, Roberto Luongo was yanked and the jokes began. And really, they're all deserved.
You can make an argument that the team in front of him was the reason he played so poorly in the first two games at TD Garden in the series, but on Monday night in Game 6, it was all Luongo. He was simply not good, and all three goals he allowed were weak. The team in front of him actually came out of the gate well, but when you allow goals like the ones Luongo did in the first period, it's completely deflating. That's what the Canucks dealt with in Game 6.
If you're Boston, it's easy to feel happy about your evening. You kept your season alive and you did it in convincing fashion, and you still have a chance to win the Stanley Cup. For the Canucks, it's obviously a little harder. Vancouver knows how they've had success at home and know they can win there, and most importantly, Luongo has been fantastic on his home ice.
And hey, EA Sports predicted the exact outcome to date, with Vancouver winning Game 7... so, hey. Either way, it's going to be a hell of a hockey game at Rogers Arena on Wednesday night. We can be assured of that.
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