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  1. Five Thoughts: The tables have turned… For now

    Jun 9, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Four

    There’s a lot to pick through after Game 4 and a lot of it has to do with Brad Marchand and the great job he’s done in this series and with things getting ugly for Roberto Luongo as well.

  2. Five Thoughts on Boston’s 8-1 pounding of Vancouver in Game 3

    Jun 7, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Three

    We learned a rather healthy amount about the Boston Bruins after tonight’s 8-1 beatdown in Boston as they pounded Vancouver to turn these Stanley Cup finals into a series.

  3. FIve Thoughts: Alex Burrows’ Game 2 heroics a very bad sign for Boston

    Jun 5, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    Alex Burrows ability to pick apart the Bruins after upsetting them so much in Game 1 is a foreboding sign for what’s going on with the Bruins among other things.

  4. Five Thoughts on Vancouver’s Game 1 victory over Boston

    Jun 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    Last night’s Game 1 has given us a lot to chew on and not all of it is Patrice Bergeron’s glove.

  5. Five Thoughts: Boston and Tampa Bay play a Game 7 for the ages

    May 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    What a Game 7 that was and you’d better believe there’s a few thoughts we’ve got about one of the better Game 7s we’ve seen.

  6. Five Thoughts: Game 6 tossed everything out the window to help set up Game 7

    May 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    Five thoughts, seven games, nine goals in Game 6, and a whole lot of drama on tap for Game 7 on Friday night.

  7. Five Thoughts: Canucks get all the puck luck while Sharks shake off “choker” label

    May 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Last night’s Game 5 series clincher by Vancouver gives us the chance to look back on the performances (or lack there of) from Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, Joe Thornton, and Dany Heatley.

  8. Five Thoughts: Ben Eager’s rough night emblematic of Sharks struggles

    May 19, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Ben Eager

    With all the firepower on display in this series between San Jose and Vancouver, leave it to Ben Eager to steal the attention thanks to some of his boneheaded plays.

  9. Five Thoughts: Tyler Seguin is making Claude Julien look bad

    May 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Tyler Seguin, Andrew Ference

    Tyler Seguin’s breakout in the playoffs is a more than welcome sight for Bruins fans’ eyes. It also puts the spotlight squarely on Bruins coach Claude Julien who had him sit out the first two rounds as a healthy scratch.

  10. Five Thoughts: Vancouver on a mission to be playoffs ultimate heel team

    Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Jordin Tootoo, Keith Ballard

    Every good drama needs a heel and the Canucks are playing that role to the hilt. Also: Rinne and Luongo look for real, Barry Trotz’s slow burn, Winnipeg madness, and making clean hits the new dirty. Thanks NHL!

  11. Five Thoughts: Sharks-Kings game makes history the right way

    Apr 20, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

    Five thoughts today might be a bit bleary eyed after staying up late for last night’s incredible Sharks-Kings game from Los Angeles. We think these thoughts are clear.

  12. Five Thoughts: More on Torres-Seabrook, Mike Fisher’s emergence, and Chicago frustration

    Apr 18, 2011, 12:04 PM EDT

    Raffi Torres, Brent Seabrook

    In Five Thoughts today, we take a look at the Torres-Seabrook situation, the emergence of Mike Fisher, and the failure of the Blackhawks.

  13. Five thoughts: Ducks and Lightning fight back, Caps confidence, Canucks red flags

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

    Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St Louis, Simon Gagne, Steven Stamkos

    Today’s five thoughts have us feeling smug over the Caps, applauding the Ducks and Lightning, and worried for Vancouver.

  14. Five thoughts: Trouble ahead for East favorites? Kings have guts; Miller and Pavelski are huge

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    This morning’s five thoughts show we’ve got worries for a pair of Eastern favorites, some hope for the Kings, and the new “Mr. Clutch” in the NHL Joe Pavelski.

  15. Five thoughts on Day 1 of the NHL playoffs; Kudos to Detroit and Washington

    Apr 14, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game One

    Five quick thoughts on what went down in last night’s opening games of the NHL Playoffs highlighting Detroit and Pittsburgh’s killer cool, Vancouver’s need to stay sharp, and the Caps looking different than last year.

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