The Bruins once again pounded Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo and his Canuck teammates at the Garden last night, winning game six and forcing a winner-take-all game seven tomorrow night in Vancouver. The 5-2 victory was again led by Tim Thomas in net, who frustrated the Canucks on 36 of 38 shots. Get all the latest coverage, all day, anytime at BruinsLinks.com.
Bruins’ stirring win nets Game 7 – Steve Conroy has the Bruins headed to their first Cup finals game 7 in franchise history tomorrow night. More gamers from Fluto Shinzawa | Paul Kenyon | Danny Picard (and video ) | Amanda Bruno | Rich Garven | Mick Colageo | Douglas Flynn
Finale will be the icing on a very filling sheet cake – Kevin Paul Dupont says that regardless of the outcome tomorrow night, we’ll likely be wishing this run never ended. Joe McDonald looks at whether the Bruins can finally break through in Vancouver. Stephen Harris notes that the speed of Rich Peverley gives the Bruins hope for tomorrow night. DJ Bean drops five thoughts on last night, including chastising Bruins fans for booing Mason Raymond when the Canuck winger was injured. Joe Haggerty says that the series has shown two very opposite sides of the same goaltending coin.
Non-hockey columnists. (Shaughnessy-free zone )
Pumped Up For Game 7 – Jeff Jacobs evokes comparisons between this series and the 1960 World Series. Jim Donaldson says that Robert Luongo had better have saved his best for last. Jackie MacMullan has Luongo failing to deliver once more. Steve Buckley says this was a textbook case of a guy talking a whole lot of smack, and then failing to back it up. Christopher L. Gasper is enjoying the ride and says that this series could not have ended any way other than with a game 7. Bill Burt looks at a tale of two goaltenders.
B’s insist they ignored Luongo’s jabs – Chris Forsberg has the Bruins letting their play do all the talking. Dave Nordman has Luongo again melting in the heat of the Garden. Nick Tavares has Tim Thomas responding while Luongo flopped. Ron Borges has Thomas walking the walk. Danny Picard has both sides expecting a different Luongo for game 7. Barbara Matson has Luongo’s performance leaving a lot to be desired. Nicole Auerbach has Thomas’ performance standing in stark contrast to that of his contemporary. Bud Barth says that win or lose tomorrow night, Thomas is the playoff MVP.
Lucic remains big man on campus – Amalie Benjamin says that the Bruins forward is still a big hit in his native British Columbia. Rich Thompson and Mike McMahon have Brad Marchand again providing a spark for the Bruins. Eric McHugh has Michael Ryder leaving his mark on this series.
At his age, Recchi enjoys assisted living – Shinzawa’s notebook has the 43-year-old assisting on three goals last night. The CSNNE notes have Recchi grabbing a share of the finals scoring lead with the performance. The Herald notebook from Steve Conroy has free agent-t0-be Michael Ryder making himself some money this postseason. The Bruins Journal has Gregory Campbell hoping to bring another Cup to his family.
Sox in league of their own – Gordon Edes notes that the Sox are on pace to win 107 games.
Aceves applies himself – Peter Abraham has a feature on a very interesting character – Sox reliever Alfredo Aceves.
Carl Crawford’s return might not cause ripple – Michael Silverman wonders if Tampa fans will even notice the return of their former star outfielder tonight.
Miami’s loss leaves window open for Celtics – Paul Flannery says that the Mavericks series victory over the Heat gives the Celtics hope.
Tedy Bruschi’s Patriots media rules – Interesting short post from Mike Reiss with the former Patriot talking about the media guidelines given to the players.