Hockey Night In Canada Stanley Cup Playoffs 2011

Canucks all business for Game 6

Categories: Boston Bruins, VAN vs. BOS, Vancouver Canucks

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Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin, front, says his team will be much better in Boston this time around. (Harry How/Getty Images) Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin, front, says his team will be much better in Boston this time around. (Harry How/Getty Images)

By Tim Wharnsby

BOSTON - The Vancouver Canucks hope to become the fourth consecutive team to win the Stanley Cup away from home on Monday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET).

The Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings all celebrated the Stanley Cup in their opponents' building. But in order for the Canucks to follow the trend, they have plenty to improve upon from their previous visit to TD Garden last week when they were outscored 12-1 in two losses to the Boston Bruins.

It will be another emotional evening in Boston. Injured Bruins forward Nathan Horton visited his teammates in the morning and he plans to be in the building tonight. But so will the Stanley Cup, and the Canucks would prefer to end the series in Boston rather than see the final extended to a Game 7 back in Vancouver on Wednesday.

"We're one game away and we want to take care of business tonight," Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said. "This is a big chance for us."

The Canucks have gone 3-4 when they've had a chance to eliminate the opposition in the playoffs, while the Bruins have gone 2-0 when facing elimination.

"I think it's clear to our players that all the focus should be about tonight," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "If you want to create a Game 7, you have to focus on tonight's game, not on Game 7. So we're going to be ready, I think our guys understand that. I don't think we're looking any further than tonight's game and let the rest of the stuff take care of itself.

"Our guys have done a good job with that in the past. And whether we've been in the lead or whether we've gotten behind in the beginning of a series, we never let ourselves look too far ahead so our guys deserve a lot of credit for that."

Canucks parade rumour

Another day, another controversy at the Stanley Cup Final. It seems about this time of year, a story leaks out about one of the teams already having a parade route planned if that team should win.

This time around, there is a different twist. As the story goes in various Boston media outlets, the Canucks attempted to sell the broadcast rights to their potential victory parade, but the league kiboshed the idea.

The story made a ripple on Monday morning.