It all comes down to this for the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins as they take the ice on Wednesday night for the greatest event in sports. There's nothing quite like Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and the do-or-die nature of the game makes it a must-see event. It's been a back-and-forth series thus far, with Vancouver winning all three games on its home ice and Boston doing the same, including a 5-1 victory in Game 6 to force Wednesday's decisive game. And it's only fitting that the hotly-contested series heads to Game 7 in Vancouver as the Canucks try to secure their first Stanley Cup.
Game time is set for 5 p.m. PDT at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. In Seattle, you can find Game 7 on KONG TV, the alternative affiliate for NBC. CBUT will also be broadcasting the CBC feed here in Seattle, giving you plenty of options to watch Wednesday night's matchup. Coverage begins at 4:30 with the pre-game show, and the puck should drop shortly after 5 p.m.
The Stanley Cup will be in the building, following the NHL tradition that dictates the cup not make an appearance until clinching it is possible. In Game 6, the Stanley Cup was supposed to make a trip to TD Garden Arena in Boston, but a four-goal outburst by the Bruins in the first period kept it away as the Canucks hopes of clinching on Monday faded fast.
Roberto Luongo will be in goal once again for the Canucks after a disastrous Game 6 saw him surrender three goals in the first period before heading to the bench in favor of Cory Schneider. Luongo's home and road splits have been astonishing in the Stanley Cup Finals, as SB Nation's Travis Hughes noted.
0.67 goals against average, 3-0 record, two shutouts and a .979 save percentage. He has 95 saves on 97 shots. Two goals against in three games played. Just absurd stuff.
8.05 goals against average, .773 save percentage, and just 51 saves on 66 shots. That's in just under 112 minutes of ice time, since he hasn't finished two of the games he's started.
The first set of numbers is his home statistics while the second is his performance in Boston. Canucks fans are hoping good Luongo shows up in Vancouver on Wednesday night. Luongo is trying to clear his head in Vancouver today, and get back on track in the process, but the media is making it difficult while stalking him on his typical pre-game walk along the seawall.
Even after the Game 6 meltdown, the Canucks are favored to win Game 7 and the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night, if only slightly. You can find all the odds, including a few hilarious prop bets, here.
Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 7 odds are in, and according to Bodog, and the home-standing Canucks are favored to win the game and the Cup. The moneyline sits at +120 for the Bruins and -140 for the Canucks.
Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals gets underway at 5 p.m. on KONG 6/16 and CBUT here in Seattle.
Stay with this StoryStream for the latest on the game up to, and throughout, Wednesday's matchup. For more on the Canucks, head over to Nucks Misconduct. For a deep look at the Bruins, check out the aptly named Stanley Cup of Chowder.