Home or Away, A Series Like No Other

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There has never been a Stanley Cup series, let alone a Stanley Cup Final, that has followed such a bizarre path en route to reaching a deciding seventh game.

In one sense, it has been by the book: The home team has won each game. But beyond the what, there has been the how. The three Vancouver Canucks victories in Rogers Arena have been by one goal. One deciding goal came with 18.5 seconds remaining in regulation. A second came 11 seconds into overtime. The third came 4 1/2 minutes into the final period. The winning Vancouver scores have been 1-0, 3-2, and 1-0.

But one must wonder whether an evil spell has been cast on the Canucks while playing in TD Garden. The three games there had...

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