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Remember Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen’s goal early in the third period in Game 3? Don’t worry if you don’t, it only made the score 5-1 in an eventual 8-1 loss to the Bruins. It’s also the last time the Canucks have scored.

They are struggling with their offense and failed miserably on the power play in this series. They attacked Tim Thomas hard in Game 5, leaving him sprawled on the ice late in the second period. They just couldn’t convert.

Tanner Glass whiffed when Thomas was briefly out of position and left an empty net.

So the scoreless streak goes on.


Tim Thomas got flattened. Ryan Kesler drove to the net with his stick in the air and plowed into Boston’s goalie. Thomas landed with a thud on the ice, setting up a Bruins power play.

The penalty was obvious, but the fans were clearly displeased, breaking into a booming, “Ref You Suck!” chant that filled Rogers Arena.

Roberto Luongo made a pair of easy saves, and Vancouver killed the power play. That kept the game scoreless 13 minutes into the second period.


Punching. Fighting. Protective gloves. Blood. The Stanley Cup finals? Well, yeah, but the Canucks and Boston Bruins have some bone-crunching company on the sports calendar. It’s a double dip of violence this weekend in Vancouver because UFC 131 will take place Saturday night in Rogers Arena, a night after Game 5.

There’s no penalty box in the octagon for these vicious hits.

Junior Dos Santos fights Shane Carwin in the main event. UFC president Dana White understands his event is on the Canadian undercard.

“Let me tell you what, I don’t ever fool myself on what the No. 1 sport in Canada is, believe me,” White said. “I’ve got no problem playing second fiddle to their hockey team playing here for the championship. I get it.”


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