In the Vancouver Canucks’ 41-year history, the franchise has never brought Lord Stanley’s Cup home. After last night’s loss to the Boston Bruins, the chase for the sport’s ultimate prize is knotted up.
In enemy territory, Vancouver lost to the Bruins 4-0 Wednesday after another sub-par night from Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, who was pulled from the net in the third period. In the past two games, Luongo has surrendered 12 goals.
The series is now tied, 2-2.
Luongo, who some believe may not start in Game 5, told the Associated Press that the team plans on capitalizing on their home-ice advantage.
“[It’s] what we’ve worked for all season,” Luongo told the AP. “We need to get playing the way we did in the first two games.”
Game 5 will be played Friday back at the Rogers Arena. With any luck, the Sedin twins will rebound and take the series, returning the Cup to Canada for the first time in more than a decade. Otherwise, the Bruins will be filling a local storage locker with the NHL’s jackpot prize, while Vancouver storage owners will have to wait ’til next year.