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Afternoon delight: Bruins-Canucks Cup rematch features league’s hottest teams

Jan 7, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

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The Bruins and Canucks are set to do it all over again, albeit for just one game.

Boston and Vancouver will square off this afternoon in a Stanley Cup finals rematch in Boston that sees both teams come into the game on fire. Boston has been virtually unstoppable this season by both scoring a ton of goals and not allowing their opponents to get on the board. Their video game-like performance this year has it set up so that they’ll be the odds on favorites to win it all again.

Vancouver, like Boston, started the season slowly leading to a lot of talk about hangovers. Now with that slow start behind them, the Canucks are rolling. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin are again doing their thing and both sit near the top of the league points race and even Roberto Luongo has been playing great of late.

Of course, Luongo won’t have to worry about anything today as Cory Schneider gets the start. A little “Bruins flu” perhaps? Not likely, but with how well Luongo has been playing, giving him the start against Boston would’ve been like dropping a grenade in his season.

It may not be right to call this game a huge test for Vancouver, but after last year’s miserable performance in the finals this might be it.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    The games blacked out outside of BC and I don’t have Centre Ice…..so shitty.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    The game’s blacked out outside of BC and I don’t have Centre Ice…..so shitty.

  3. drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    You just missed all five Canucks attacking Shawn Thornton. And when the Bruins came in to even the score, a big scrum happened…the result of which is Lucic being thrown out of the game. For coming in to fix the gang-flavored cowardly bullshit that the fucking cocksuckers pulled.

    Lucic earned the game misconduct because he came in off the bench. But I don’t even care if the Bruins win the game now. I want them to brutalize the cowards.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      Yeah, maybe that was a little over the top…

  4. drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    As Brickley said, this is by no means over, even in this game.

    The Canucks are the Cobra Kais at this point. Everyone hates them and they’re a collection of cowards who can only win if they make the odds unfair.

  5. drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Weise just reminded us that this team pees sitting down.

  6. aljack88 - Jan 7, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    I guess when you are spineless scum, you don’t have any pride in how you handle yourself. The Canucks truly do suck.

  7. drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    You know you’re dealing with a cowardly team when they make Maxim Lapierre look like a stand-up guy.

  8. clavette - Jan 7, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    this looks like game 8 of the stanley cup finals. nothing beats the chants we want luongo

    • odj810 - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      marchand getting kicked out of the game for a legal hip check is rediculous. I get lucic. He did come off the bench, even though there was 6 canucks out there. But marchand, come on thats a joke.

      • bcousy - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM

        Legal hip check? How did you enjoy watching your first hockey game today?

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM

        Wow, you’re delusional and a true homer…everyone knows a suspension is coming for that. The only debate is how long.

  9. shaqattaqer - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    hey the nhl is calling penalties on the bruins this time around!

  10. griznasty - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Wow Bruins fans talk a lot of **** and enjoy chirping Burrows and Lapierre while conveniently ignoring the fact they have Brand “Don’t call me Marshmont” Marchand running around submarining guys. Garbage play.

    • griznasty - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      Brad**

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      I didn’t know hitting someone in the thighs was “submarining”.

      • griznasty - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:43 PM

        Look I can admit the Weise play was weak, either fight or don’t, no need to do that. And Lappy and Burr’s antics are sometimes tough to defend, I fully understand how everyone else, especially Bruins fans can hate those guys.

        But take an objective look at that Marchand play, it was absolute garbage. Salo doesn’t have the puck and he ducks under and goes to take out his knees.

        Yes B’s fans have legitimate reasons to complain about the Canucks, but let’s not pretend the Bruins are saints either, you have your fair share of dirty players, lead by Marshmont.

      • bigtganks - Jan 7, 2012 at 5:19 PM

        You’re delusional. Everyone knows it’s a cheap play. Even objective Bruin fans.

  11. bostonlovescanucks - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    How Marchand doesn’t get ejected for a blatant attempt to injure, that weasel, snot nose little creep seems to get away it’s anything…I long for the days with Dave the Hammer Schiltz, or Marty McSorley were allowed to properly enforce these dangerous excuses like Marchand and Thornton, who’s viscous hack on Kelser started it all this round. Reading the other quotes, that’s quite the circle jerk you Canucks bashers have got going here….and really, the whole Canuck team “pees sitting down”…

    Ooooppppssss..anger Canuck goal…….4-2….guess we will see the Bruins really bring out the hacking now…..it’s just sad most of them are Canadian playing for a shit hole of an American city…..

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      Are you kidding me? The Canucks won’t fight. If you want Dave Schiltz and Marty McSorley back, you need to change teams. Your team doesn’t fight and is a collection of cowards.

      And Marchand *was* ejected.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      And it was Burrows’ high-stick to the face that brought on the first brawl.

      Why do some people have to be so incredibly stupid?

      • aljack88 - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:41 PM

        eehh?!? look who you are dealing with, Drew.

    • aljack88 - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      win or lose, we won’t riot like you losers

      • shaqattaqer - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM

        and you lose!

  12. bostonlovescanucks - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Skill wins over barbarianism (almost) everytime….

    • foodforthesoul28 - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Ohhh ok. I admitt, you killed us on the pp and Marchand, I love him on the B’s but cut the dirty crap kid. You are very valuable, don’t loose it to dirty plays! The Lucic game misconduct was total bs I wont even go into it. And Wiese not fighting? What a coward! Anyways, The Cunucks may have won today but thats only two points. This game was played with way too much emotion (which I liked) and I think both teams could have played better without all the extra emotions. These two teams hate eachother and I cannot blame them. As a Bruins fan all I can say is move on to the next game and focus on the next team. Get prepared and play well in the next team. No matter what I will stay a Bruins fan. I will get angry when they loose but it’s just a game. We all have to remember that it’s just a game.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

      If you’re going to be a troll, the word is barbarism.

  13. drewsylvania - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Word is, Lucic’s game misconduct will be rescinded and he won’t get a suspension.

    Cue irrational crying from Bruins haters.

  14. crusty14 - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    To the idiot who said thortons “viscous” hack (I’ll assume you meant vicious ) started it all, look again! Burrows gives a little slash to a bruin going off the ice, thorton returns a little slash, burrows gets his stick up in thortons face, so thorton punches him in the head, meee ensues.

    No way van should get a 2 man advantage from that! Either way buddy, get your facts straight before you put out whiny posts!

  15. crusty14 - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    *melee*

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