Canucks vs Bruins Thursday - Must see TV always includes this 2011 Stanley Cup Finals matchup of the Boston Bruins playing host to the Vancouver Canucks. Quite a bit of animosity still lingers over from the cup final from 5 years ago. The big bad Bruins led by Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic, and Tim Thomas eclipsed The Canucks hopes of achieving its first ever Stanley cup since entering the NHL in 1970. Many players on both teams still remain and it makes for exciting physical hockey.

Age comes to mind when watching each of these teams as both have star players and future Hall of Famers in the twilight of their careers. The Sedin twins are both still performing to their accustomed standards and have been able to keep the Canucks in contention and a three-way tie for 2nd place in the Pacific Division. Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, and Loui Eriksson have managed to put the Bruins in a very heated race in the Atlantic, despite many experts predicting them to assume a rebuilding phase after a couple questionable offseason moves.


Canucks vs Bruins Thursday - Boston Streaking

Vancouver goaltender Ryan Miller has been playing excellent as of late, even with his team allowing plus 40 shots per game in the last 4 contests. Vancouver has managed to win 3 of its past 5 games despite the lack of puck control. The Boston Bruins have been able to shake recent offensive woes to win their last 3, scoring 11 goals in the process. Boston had only managed 2.2 goals per game going 2-7-1 until breaking through with their three game win streak. * The Bruins defeated the canucks in the season's first meeting between the two teams, winning 4-0 on the Canucks home ice.

Brad Krecji, Boston’s skilled center is still listed as day to day although recent reports tend to have him missing more time. Vancouver looks to be without Henrik Sedin until early possible mid-February with an upper body injury. Both teams have played inconsistent as of late in terms of any considerable length of time, but both teams should be coming out of the gate hard to secure important mid-season grind points. With the bad blood still lingering and with agitators the likes of Alexander Burrows and Brad Marchand, you can guarantee it will be a hard fought for 2 points.