The Canucks Advance to the Stanley Cup Finals!!!

Posted: May 25, 2011 by coleschmidt in NHL
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The Canucks fought and beat their way through the Chicago Blackhawks

with a 4-3 series win in overtime. They tore their way passed The Nashville Predators 4 wins to 2. Now we all got to witness the Orca finish off the shark. The Vancouver Canucks won their series versus The San Jose Sharks 4 to 1. Going to double overtime, yeah! Playing over eighty minutes to win it! They won. A shot that some people call a fluke, but I call a message from heaven. Edler hits the puck off the boards, probably just trying to get it over some heads towards the net, but instead it bounced up and out of the sights of most of the players, except our good Canadian friend Bieksa. The puck hits the ice and bounces out towards Bieksa, practically every other player was oblivious up to that moment. Bieksa winds up, and slaps the bouncing puck towards the net, just slipping through the margin of Niemi’s, The Sharks goalie, skate and the post. The crowd goes wild! Seventeen years ago that day the Canucks advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

The game itself was intense, Luongo making 56 saves, and at one point the Canucks fended off a 3 on 5 and the power play following! It’s a pleasure to see both the Sedins playing to the capability that their reputation holds! Each player on both teams played phenomenally, and there were chances all over the place for both teams as well. The Sharks played great these last few games, even with the absence of their captain Thornton, completely out shooting the Canucks in the last two games. But the better team won. Luongo practically carried The Canucks through to the finals, him clearly playing one of the best games I’ve seen him win.

Now we will see, history already has been made for this franchise. Presidents choice cup after the season, and now the Western Conference leaders in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Canucks want the Cup, Henrik didnt even touch the Clarence S. Campell Bowl that they had won, following the superstition. The only Cup they want is Stanley’s.

Up next we’ve got either The Tampa Bay Lightening, or The Boston Bruins. Boston at 7th in the league and Tampa Bay at 8th and both being very close teams in consideration of stats. I can’t say who’ll win, even though Vancouver lost the one game that they played against each team, I know it will be a fun series to watch and the Canucks do have a large advantage over them stat wise.


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