With another late win on Saturday night, the Canucks drew within 2 more of making good on their projected confidence. 2 more wins and Vancouver erupts into a tizzy, possibly destroying the whole west coast of Canada and even taking a bit of Washington and Alaska during the celebration. Our good friend Fourfeather probably has more to say on the matter than myself, but we can all feel the eminent explosion pulsating from the North-West. With a 2-0 lead in the series, the Nucks are in damn good shape. Not that there hasn't been a battle for those wins, it just looks more and more like Vancouver is just destined to win it all.
The Canucks are 2 wins away from taking Lord Stanley's Cup to Vancouver.
There seems to be a pattern emerging in this series which has been contagiously affected by the rest of the playoffs and season. While Boston did a better job staying out of the box and putting pucks on the net, Vancouver just waited out the minutes holding back until absolutely necessary. They sometimes seem like a killer whale playing with its prey, pun intended. I am just trying to say that their seems to be a consistency with how the Vancouver games play out, beyond the obvious results of team's system of play. Not to mention their production from guys like Kesler, Burrows, and Torres.
I missed the majority of this game, something I am not happy with, but what I saw coupled with the many highlights I waded through, paint a nearly complete picture which resembles game 1 in many ways. Boston had there fair share of opportunities, played well 5 on 5, and Tim Thomas shined extremely bright until the final and game-winning goal.
Vancouver on the other hand, came out flying once again, fell a bit in the second and kicked into high gear just in time to win the game in the end. Plus, the guy who basically won the game could have easily found himself suspended had his supposed bite been more clearly seen. Burrows recorded 2 goals and 1 assist, a very good night. My thoughts are definitely moving towards a Vancouver win, though I still think Boston is well within reason to come back and take it from the Nucks.
I encourage anyone to fill in the many gaps that I have left in this post about game 2. I just wanted to say this first: There was a tid bit of negative comments flowing in Thomas' direction after game 2. Yes, he clearly was at fault for the winning goal, and it was a direct cause of coming way out of the net. This could warrant a bit of concern. However, I think a short glance at the ridiculous amount of fantastic saves made in both games would take any responsibility of his shoulders. There has been mention of persuading him to change his style which I find to be ludicrous.