The Canucks haven't been afraid to flap their gums throughout the Stanley Cup Finals, and they didn't stop after Monday night's Game 6 loss to the Bruins,
In the aftermath of the Bruins' 5-2 victory, Daniel Sedin predicted the Canucks would win Game 7 -- and the Cup -- on Wednesday.
"We're going to win Game 7," Daniel told the Vancouver Sun. "The series is 3-3 and we won all three games at home and we have the fourth game athome. So we have the seventh game at home and we'll take that. We areconfident . . .
"We lose as a team and win as a team and we're going to win Game 7."
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Highlights from the Boston Bruins 4-3 overtime win against the Florida Panthers
BOSTON – Some key Bruins players have missed a handful of games here or there already this season, but only this week did they suffer one of their first major injuries to a key player that will knock him out for nearly two months.
Matt Beleskey will miss roughly six weeks with an injury to his right knee after the feisty forward was caught with a hip check by Tyler Fedun near center ice in Buffalo over the weekend. Beleskey tried to instinctively sidestep the oncoming attack, but instead his lower half caught the brunt of the big collision with a young Sabres attacker.
Instead Fedun caught Beleskey’s right leg with his hip check, and the gritty Bruins winger was knocked out in the first period of last weekend’s win over the Sabres.
Beleskey was spotted walking with a bit of a limp during and after Boston’s 4-3 OT win against the Florida Panthers on Monday night, and armed with what looked to be a giant brace or cast on his right leg. It’s clearly a bummer for Beleskey that he’ll now miss a large chunk of time due to a freak injury, and the Bruins have to be disappointed at the timing of it all given how well Beleskey has been playing lately.
The injury certainly opens up the third line left wing spot for a player like Ryan Spooner, who has struggled to find his right place in the NHL, or a player like Frankie Vatrano as he gets over the hump in his recovery from foot surgery.
Beleskey has skated in plenty of games with Boston in 2016-17, producing two goals and three assists for five points with 23 penalty minutes in what’s been better described as “bedlam” after a slow start to the regular season.