Bruins, Canucks Will Both Feel Pressure of Game 7, But B’s Can Put Heat On With Quick Start


Bruins, Canucks Will Both Feel Pressure of Game 7, But B's Can Put Heat On With Quick Start Editor's note: and The Vancouver Sun are teaming up for Across Enemy Lines during the Bruins-Canucks series. The Vancouver Sun?s Ian Walker answered our Game 7 questions, which you can read by clicking here, and Douglas Flynn answered their questions.

It has come down to winner take all in the Stanley Cup Finals, with the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks tied at three games a piece.

With each team commanding its home ice, the championship comes down to whether or not the Bruins can finally pull off that key away victory or if the Canucks have one last stand in the Great White North. With that said, who is the pressure on in Game 7?

"Any time you're playing one game with the Cup on the line, there's going to be pressure on everyone involved. But the most pressure is clearly on Vancouver. The Canucks had the best record in the regular season and were expected to be here all along. They've twice had a chance to take control of this series after going up 2-0 and again leading 3-2. They have the home-ice advantage in Game 7 in a series in which the road team has yet to win a game. They'll have a packed house at Rogers to cheer them on and hundreds of thousands more on the streets outside as an entire city, if not a whole country, is counting on them.

"The pressure to come through in Game 7 at home is going to be intense, and if the Bruins can jump out to an early lead all that energy in the building could prove a negative for the Canucks and particularly Roberto Luongo. He, more than any other individual player, will be under extreme pressure in this one. He's been great at home and horrendous on the road. Can he deliver one more big performance at home, or will the Bruins expose his weaknesses as they did so often in Boston?"

See the rest of what Douglas Flynn had to say about Game 7 by clicking here.

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