This was the series that the Vancouver Canucks wanted. All season long, they craved a shot at redemption versus the Chicago Blackhawks -- the team that ousted them in the Western Conference Semi-Finals a year ago. Be careful what you wish for.
In Game 3 on Wednesday night, the Canucks strayed from their promise to not lose focus. Well, if they didn't lose focus, they certainly acted out of frustration in losing 5-2 on home ice and falling behind, two games to one.
Instead of employing the same tactics in front of Niemi, the Canucks engaged in verbal jousting and after-the-whistle malingering -- more concerned with face washes than forechecking.
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Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Flyers are striving to stave off a sweep on home ice against the Boston Bruins. Already battered by injuries, the Bruins lost centerman
So far, the Bruins' have prevailed due to several unlikely occurrences. First,
The Bruins have gotten just enough offense to support the sterling goaltending of rookie