HNIC Star Selector - Game 1 Preview - Canucks vs Predators
It will be interesting to see the impact of the quick turnaround on the Vancouver Canucks. Just 48 hours ago, the Canucks were staring down a playoff collapse of epic proportions and a brewing goalie controversy that would have dominated story lines for an entire summer. One Alex Burrows slapshot and 31 Roberto Luongo saves later, a playoff disaster has been exchanged for playoff momentum. The question is, will this transfer to the Roger Center ice later tonight?
Vancouver and Nashville finished 1 - 2 respectively in goals against during the regular season. However, Vancouver scored 45 more goals than the Preds.
The Teams split their season series, 2 - 2, with Nashville outscoring the Canucks by an 8 to 6 margin.
Trade deadline acquisition, Mike Fisher, is Nashville's leading playoff scorer tallying 3 goals and 3 assists in 6 games against Anahiem.
Game 7 hero Alex Burrows had a baby girl, Victoria, at 9:10 on Wednesday. Needless to say it has been an emotional couple of days for the Canuck forward.
Roberto Luongo followed up his game 7 victory with an appearance on Pardon the Interruption's 'Five Good Minutes'.
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Posted by InGamer Sports at Thursday, April 28, 2011