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Poll: Who will win Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals?

Jun 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EDT

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After a Game 6 that saw the Boston Bruins take out the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 to force a Game 7 on Wednesday night in Vancouver (8 p.m. ET on NBC) the question is simple while the answers are difficult: Who’s going to win?

With the way home ice has played out in this series, the Bruins have dominated at home outscoring the Canucks 17-3 in three games. Comparatively, the Canucks have locked things down at home winning their previous three games a combined 5-2 including two Roberto Luongo 1-0 shutouts in Games 1 and 5.

If you think you’ve got this series all figured out, throw that knowledge out the window because Game 7 is a prison riot on ice. Anything can happen and anything goes. Records get tossed out the window and sometimes the rule book does too. Game 7’s in the past have always proven to be a mixed bag of results and this one could go down as legendary.

With all that said, who do you think is going to win Game 7? Will Vancouver continue to defend home ice to the very end and go 4-0 in the series at Rogers Arena or will Boston be the one team to win on the road in this series and win their first Stanley Cup since 1972? We know you’ve got a winner in your mind so let us know in our poll and voice your opinion in the comments.

  1. trbowman - Jun 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM


  2. nesuperfan - Jun 14, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    The Bruins play their best when their backs are against the wall. I doubt Luongo can post another shutout.

    • tommytd - Jun 14, 2011 at 6:37 AM

      Do you mean Vezina trophy candidate Luongo?

      • daveydawg - Jun 14, 2011 at 7:57 AM

        no he means vezina runner up candidate to Tim Thomas… HA HA HA HA HA HA

  3. karlm144 - Jun 14, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    Vancouver – why buck the home team trend? It’s amazing how utterly different the games and results are in the two cities. I don’t think I’ve seen a Finals with this kind if disparity.

    The New Jersey – Anaheim final of 2003 was an all home team seven game affair. Whatever happens, I’m sure it will be a great game.

    • polegojim - Jun 14, 2011 at 9:43 AM

      For that reason alone, I hope Boston wins, so at least one team can prove it has a set of balls large enough to win on enemy ice.

      Tim Thomas is MVP no matter what.

  4. 8man - Jun 14, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    As a Bruins fan you could have said, “Your team has one game to play for a Stanley Cup. They’re playing the best team in the league and they’re playing in Hell,” and I’d take it. Who wouldn’t? They have never been this close in the 34 years I’ve followed them.

    We knew before the series started they’d have to win at least one in Vancouver.

  5. hubbchick - Jun 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    This is just an observation, but I didn’t think NBC Commentators were supposed to be bias? Its clear Mike Emrick wants Vancouver to win this cup. To think I have to hear his rhetoric once again Wednesday. Time to invoke the mute button.

  6. jpelle82 - Jun 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    canucks are lucky to be in this game 7…to have only scored 8 goals in 6 games is pathetic. luongo deserves the credit and the blame. a couple one goal wins in vancouver cant have the canucks fan too confident in their team going into this game. one bad bounce and this series could have been over by now. luongo is in a tough spot and i dont envy him at all. if anyone has pressure on them it would be him and we will see what kind of man he really is come wednesday night.

  7. hockeyisourgame23 - Jun 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Statistics say it all. Vancouver has scored 50% More goals in Boston against Tomas (3) than the Bruins have scored in Vancouver against Luongo (2).

    Since the game is in Vancouver, that is the only statistic that matters..that Luongo was a sieve in Boston is now irrelevant.

    And when Luongo posts his THIRD shutout in this series , there will be no question who the MVP is….

    Boston has to score more goals than 2 in 3 games to be considered a worthy opponent…..

    It’s so clear when you stick to the relevant facts.

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