Vancouver left winger Mason Raymond was transported to a Boston-area hospital after an awkward, early first-period collision in the Bruins zone with Johnny Boychuk. 

Just 20 seconds into the opening period, Raymond was bent over with his back to the cornerboards to the right of Tim Thomas when Boychuk skated into him, pinning him to the ice. In 24 playoff games this year, Raymond had two goals and six assists. 

NBC and Versus NHL analyst Eddie Olczyk made an appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Monday to talk about the Stanley Cup finals.

The home team has won all five games in this series, and Olczyk indicated he expects that trend to continue Monday night in Game 6.

CSNNE Bruins analyst Tony Amonte spoke with the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning.

Amonte said the key to the Bruins winning Game 6 Monday night is to “ride [Zdeno] Chara and [Dennis] Seidenberg.”

“I think that’s what they’ve done at home is been able to ride those two defensemen, their top D pair,” Amonte said. “They don’t get scored on much, and they help you out, create a lot of offense for the Bruins.”

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference believes he and his teammates won't be scared or intimidated by the Stanley Cup being in the building tonight, ready to be raised on Garden ice if the Canucks win.  

"We've had our back up against a wall a few times and I think that we've performed well under those circumstances. I think a lot of guys feel like this is another opportunity to go out there and prove ourselves and seize the moment," Ference said. 

Word emerged Sunday that the Canucks had reportedly attempted to sell the television rights to their parade in celebration of a Stanley Cup victory. Given that Vancouver is still one win away from claiming the Cup, the premature attempt at selling the right (which they could not) would seem like perfect motivation for the Bruins as they look to take Game 6 at the Garden Monday night and force a seventh game. 

NBC and Versus Stanley Cup finals play-by-play announcer Doc Emrick checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to offer his thoughts on Game 6.

Emrick picked the Bruins to win Monday night.

“I think the more desperate team stands to win,” Emrick said, adding: "The memory of Boston games here against Vancouver is a pretty strong and emphatic one. These were not close games. All three of the ones in Vancouver were one-goal games. So, I fully expect, I would not be shocked to look back at Vancouver for a Game 7.”

“I was just saying on that particular play, I would have played it different. That’s the difference between me and him. I have been pumping his tires ever since the series started. I haven’t heard one nice thing he had to say about me. That’s the way it is.’’



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NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Stanley Cup finals and Game 6.

Brickley said that despite Vancouver’s home-ice domination during the Stanley Cup finals, the Canucks certainly aren't going to sit back Monday night and wait to play Game 7 back home.

“They want to end this thing tonight, because anything can happen in Game 7,” Brickley said. “And you don’t know how you are going to come out of Game 6 in terms of your health.”

NESN Bruins analyst Barry Pederson joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to preview Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Pederson said he was surprised at the Bruins' inability to match the Canucks' intensity in Game 5 Friday night.

The man who goes by the name of Force, half of the Green Men duo, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning as he prepared to head to the airport in Vancouver for his flight to Boston for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.