Track the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs

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View Poll Results: Who will win the Stanley Cup

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  • Washington Capitals

    1 6.67%
  • Philadelphia Flyers

    2 13.33%
  • Boston Bruins

    6 40.00%
  • Pittsburgh Penguins

    1 6.67%
  • Tampa Bay Lightning

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  • Montreal Canadiens

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  • Buffalo Sabers

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  • New York Rangers

    1 6.67%
  • Vancouver Canucks

    2 13.33%
  • San Jose Sharks

    0 0%
  • Detroit Red Wings

    2 13.33%
  • Anaheim Ducks

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  • Nashville Predators

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    Western Conference Finals Game 4:

    Canucks 3 Sharks 2 2OT

    Vancouver Wins Series 4-1.
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    The Sharks have been depressingly close the last two years. This year they got great playoffs out of Niemi, Thornton, and Clowe, who I'm pretty sure are all still under contract for next year. They need to shore up the defense in front of Niemi this offseason and they could easily be back in the conference finals again next year. Maybe Heatley or Setoguchi as trade bait for a top-flight defenseman?

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    Good luck to the Bolts tonight. I demand a Game 7 because I love them. Stanley Cup Playoff Game Sevens: one of the best things in all of sport.

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    Eastern Conference Finals Game 6

    Lightning 5 Bruins 4

    Series Tied 3-3

    Getslow, you get your wish. Game 7 in Boston Friday night!

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    Eastern Conference Finals Game 7

    End of the 1st Period: 0-0

    This is a war! Great game, again.

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    Eastern Conference Finals Game 7

    End of the 2nd Period: 0-0

    29 saves by Roloson. 17 by Thomas. Both teams attacking relentlessly.

    Roloson is playing out of his mind. Steven Stampkos takes a puck to the face from a slap shot from Johnny Boychuk. He gets his nose set, stitches, and comes back in.

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    Eastern Conference Finals Game 7

    Final

    Bruins 1 Lightning 0

    Boston Wins Series 4-3

    Another fantastic game. You couldn't ask for better.

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    Hate it for you swamprat. It was a tremendous game though.

    Boston returns to the finals for the first time since 1990. Long enough ago that they won the Prince of Wales Conference. They haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1972. Vancouver has never won one, so this is a bit of a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    Hate it for you swamprat. It was a tremendous game though.

    Boston returns to the finals for the first time since 1990. Long enough ago that they won the Prince of Wales Conference. They haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1972. Vancouver has never won one, so this is a bit of a treat.
    Yes it will. I'm really looking forward to it. I've turned into a big Tim Thomas fan.

    Though disappointed, I'm not depressed. Considering what was expected this year, how can I be? Somehow, I think Stevie Y and Guy Boucher will get the Bolts back next year.

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    Stanley Cup Finals

    Game 1

    Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks


    There's a lot to like about this series, I think. I hope it goes the full distance and we get a real treat for the Finals this year. I'm taking Vancouver in seven. Thomas keeps the Bruins in it until the end but Luongo matches him down the stretch and Vancouver's attack, particularly on the power play, will win them the Cup.

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    Hockey in June.......

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    Stanley Cup Finals Game 1:

    Canucks 1 Bruins 0

    Vancouver leads 1-0

    Torres scores with 19 seconds left on a Vancouver break away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Stanley Cup Finals

    Game 1

    Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks


    There's a lot to like about this series, I think. I hope it goes the full distance and we get a real treat for the Finals this year. I'm taking Vancouver in seven. Thomas keeps the Bruins in it until the end but Luongo matches him down the stretch and Vancouver's attack, particularly on the power play, will win them the Cup.
    You pretty much nailed it. Attack, attack, attack, on both ends. Luongo had 36 saves Thomas 33. Can Luongo keep this up the entire series, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Can Luongo keep this up the entire series, though?
    The guy's an Olympic Gold Medalist and has been one of the best in the league for a while now. If you'd asked me before the playoffs which goaltender was likely to be the best, I'd have said Luongo. But the playoffs for the last 20+ years has been almost completely about whose goaltender can suddenly turn into superman for a couple months. Tim Thomas has done that so far.

    But no, Luongo can't keep it up and neither can Thomas. Each will have a rough game before the series is over. I still think this thing is going to go seven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    The guy's an Olympic Gold Medalist and has been one of the best in the league for a while now. If you'd asked me before the playoffs which goaltender was likely to be the best, I'd have said Luongo. But the playoffs for the last 20+ years has been almost completely about whose goaltender can suddenly turn into superman for a couple months. Tim Thomas has done that so far.

    But no, Luongo can't keep it up and neither can Thomas. Each will have a rough game before the series is over. I still think this thing is going to go seven.
    I just keep thinking about the bad games Luongo had in the Nashville series. The goal given up by Thomas last night, was virtually unstoppable. Same break away that happened in Game 6 of the ECF when St. Louis scored off of the Downy pass. This time Thomas went with the receiver, instead of the passer, which is the opposite of what he did in the previous situation. He's pretty much messed up, either way. That goal is on a Boston defensive lapse in front of Thomas.

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