One game is one game, or in the case of Games 3 and 4 in this series, two games are two games, especially when the team getting its butt resoundingly kicked is the team playing on the road. Teams good enough to reach the... more »
The Vancouver Canucks have scored six goals in five Stanley Cup games, and just twice in the last three games against the Boston Bruins. The last two were scored by Jannik Hansen and, Friday, Max Lapierre.
For all Vancouver's firepower, it is as much the Canucks' grinders and depth players at forward who are helping them win. And the Boston Bruins are supposed to be the blue-collar team in this National Hockey League final.
Hart Trophy winner Henrik Sedin hasn't a point in the series for Vancouver. Brother Daniel has two, and glorified grinder Alex Burrows has two goals and an assist. And all this first-line production came in Game 2. Second-line star Ryan Kesler has one assist.
“We're battling extremely hard as a line,” Henrik said. “We have to realize it's six guys we have to beat — every shift. That's tough. We're grinding...