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[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.]

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:00

Hey Caylie,

For what could be a defining moment in my favourite NHL team’s history, I’ve been surprisingly calm throughout the day. Not confident (after games 3 & 4 I’m still apprehensive of the TD Gardens) but at peace.

Mind you, the puck has yet to drop.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:17

Hi Chris,

I was calm until about 3 PM when I really thought about it. This could be it. I am full of nerves, butterflies and I am anxious.

A 60-minute effort is all we need. Games 3 and 4 are in the past. The boys know what they need to do to get it done. It WILL get done tonight.

Go Canucks!

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:33

Hey Caylie,

In a game of bounces, we’ve already missed out on one with the puck bouncing over Hank’s stick. I didn’t hear, but how is the ice in Boston tonight?

And here’s hoping the first goal scored means nothing tonight.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:51

Hi Chris,

There are no words. How is possible to play so horribly JUST in Boston?! All the players said the right things, I truly thought they were ready, but I guess not.

We are down 4-0 and there is still 10 mins left in the first.

It’s one thing to lose but now we are taking stupid penalties and yet again, getting involved in all of the pushing and shoving.

*Sigh*

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:15

Hey Caylie,

I don’t think horrible defines this period for the Canucks. The bounce over Hank’s stick, the injury to Raymond, and the meltdown of the team. And all of this not even 10 minutes in.

These next two periods are about pride. I’m not talking about having a pissing contest with the Bruins, but showing there’s some compete left in this Canucks team. Generate chances. Skate hard. Play a SMART physical game. Get the systems in place for Wednesday.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:26

Hi Chris,

Bad bounces, bad goals, bad defensive coverage… It can’t get much worse, can it?! The last Sedin shift looked good, so hopefully we can build off that.

Look, there are 40 minutes left in the game, if Schneids shuts the door and a few bounces come our way… anything can happen. We need some positives!

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:47

Hey Caylie,

The Canucks have been better in the 2nd, but how much improvement is due to the Bruins playing a more conservative style of game?

If there is one thing that frustrates me about the Canucks offense is the desire to throw pucks at Thomas with little support in front. With his aggressive style, the Canucks need to battle harder in front and get a couple greasy goals. Hell with the pretty stuff at this point.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:01

Hi Chris,

It could very well be the fact that the Bruins have let off a bit. But the bottom line is the Canucks didn’t just lie down in the fetal position (like most people in BC are probably doing) and give up. There has been good puck possession, we have gotten A LOT of scoring chances. But yes I agree with you. Enough with the pretty plays we need a hard working greasy goal.

It is what it is, we need to just keep at it and finish this game off without any injuries or being totally blown out. And for the LOVE OF BABY JESUS, figure out our damn powerplay.

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:53

Hey Caylie,

You’re right. You’re usually right.

If I take one thing from this game is the “puck domination” that we saw squeak through a few times when the Sedins were on the ice. So often these guys are knocked for not being big game material, yet we started to see glimmers of their potential.

Let’s home the break out in Game 7.

C.

PS: Is this how the Rangers fans felt after game 6 in ’94?

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:03

Hi Chris,

Unfortunately, it was a 5 minute brain fart that lost us the game.

Sedins were in on both of those goals, that is the best thing to come out of this game, IMO.

Well it’s the Stanley Cup Finals, no one said it would be easy. This is what all players work for, game 7. Clean slate, one win to win the cup.

Caylie

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