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Topic - Sami Salo
Before Sunday night, the Washington Capitals' backup goaltender hadn't played a game since March 16, and he hadn't started at home since Feb. 5.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for five games by the NHL because of a hit on the Canucks' Sami Salo.
The Vancouver Canucks say losing Game 7 of last season's Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins taught them some valuable lessons that will help them this season.
It will be interesting to see if Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo can finish this one out.
Sami Salo waited 12 seasons, and endured countless injuries for a chance to play for the Stanley Cup.
With the sharp-passing Sedin twins, plenty of players with big shots, and a gold-medal winning goalie, the Vancouver Canucks are tough enough to beat in normal situations. That task becomes nearly impossible when they have two extra skaters on the ice.
Vancouver associate coach Rick Bowness says defenseman Sami Salo is a "game-time decision" for Game 3 against the Nashville Predators.
Capsules of NHL Western Conference first-round series:
The Vancouver Canucks have finally gotten some good news about their defensemen.
"Just like Chicago, we had a bad loss and were able to bounce back," defenseman Sami Salo said. "Not just the goalie. The whole team needs to bounce back. The guys in front of him didn't play as hard as they should have."
"We noticed from series past we have to have the killer instinct to finish the other team off," Salo said one day after scoring two 5-on-3 goals in Sunday's 4-2 win at San Jose. "Otherwise it will give them momentum and too many chances."