Friday, 10 June 2011

34 - NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Post no. 34 here:
My 1st ice-hockey post and it's a big one.

The series is between the Boston Bruins (3) and the Vancouver Canucks (1), the Canucks finished 1st and had home court advantage of the best of 7 series.

Game 1:
Canucks at home were looking to start the series off well, and it was an evenly fought contest with their only being 1 score the whole game. Raffi Torres scored with only 18.5 seconds left to give the win to the Canucks series 1-0.

Game 2:
Canucks' 2nd home game and were looking to build on their win, there were more scores this game and nothing could separate the teams at the end of regulation with the score tied at 2-2. The Canucks only needed 11 seconds of overtime to score and that would be the decider. Series 2-0

Boston's goalie Tim Thomas, playing a huge role in leveling the series
Game 3:
Boston had waited 21 years to make the finals again, and did they deliver in their 1st home game. The final score 8-1 to Boston with their goalie saving 40 out of 41 shots. Series 2-1

Game 4:
Crucial game for the series and Boston's 2nd home game, and they carried their form over from last game with another big win. Final score 4-0 with their goalie Tim Thomas having another field day with a 100% saving rate. Series tied 2-2

Game 5:
The momentum was with Boston and they were looking to steal an away win, this was the most important game of the series and the Canucks came through. The final scoreline 1-0 showed how close it was with both goalies performing well but the Canucks had more opportunities. Series lead 3-2, last home game for Boston coming up followed by one more at Vancouver.

Joke of the Day:
Q. Did you hear about the new "Divorce Barbie"?
A. It comes with all of Ken's stuff


31 comments:

  1. Being from New England, I'm a huge fan of Timmay Thomas! Really nice recap here mate, look forward to your thoughts on the next two (hopefully) games.

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  2. Go Bruins! En lol @ the Barbie joke

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  3. don't know much about hockey but that barbie joke is hilarious

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  4. Glad to see you enjoy NHL.

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  5. hahhaa, I loved that joke xD

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  6. not a fan of nhl at all..

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  7. Haha, the new divorce barbie gets all of Ken's stuff :P

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  8. i like the rough hockey. especially stanley cup yeh

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  9. Yay for hockey, great post on it! I'm Rooting for the Canucks. I think this series will go all the way to game 7.

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  10. Good series so far - was watching some of this at a bar last night, good game.

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  11. I'm glad that Boston qualified for the finals !

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  12. nice stuff, keep it up!
    have a nice weekend!

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  13. such a good game last night.

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  14. lol@ divorce barbie joke :D.

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  15. Last nights game was intense. One of the best series I can remember.

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  16. gotta get into hockey man, i haven't watched it for years!

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  17. Don't see too much hockey news nowadays, good stuff.

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  18. Nice hockey update and the barbie joke is classic hahaha

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  19. Unfortunately I missed game 1, but watched that goal on Youtube. I lol'ed at the joke :P

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  20. I think Boston might pull this out. No way can Vancouver go from giving up 0 goals to giving up 4-6 every road game then go back to giving up 0 again. Something's going to break and i think it's them sadly.

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