The Bruins got their wish. There will be a Game 7, and unfortunately or otherwise, it will be in Vancouver. 



The singular turning point of the series has also turned into a rally cry for the Bruins, as Michael Ryder acknowledged after scoring a goal in Boston's 5-2 win over Vancouver in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night at TD Garden. 

Despite giving up three goals on the first eight shots he saw in eight minutes, Roberto Luongo said he wasn't overly nervous about playing a road playoff game in his personal playoff house of horrors. 

"Honestly, I had a good feeling all day," Luongo said. "It was not extra nerves or anything like that. I was excited to play, I mean I had a chance to win the Cup so nerves is part of playing in the playoffs. You have nerves every game. 

Speaking after his team's 5-2 Game 6 loss to the Bruins at TD Garden Monday night, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault confirmed that Roberto Luongo would be his starting goalie for Game 7 of the NHL finals Wednesday night in Vancouver.

"I haven't talked to him. He he knows he's going back in next game," Vigneault said. "He's going to be real good."

Vigneault pulled Luongo 7:55 into the first period after the Canucks goalie allowed three goals on eight shots. Backup netminder Cory Schneider came on and allowed two goals, making 30 saves.

In a stunning display of quick-strike offensive firepower and goaltending ineptitude, the Bruins embarrassed the outspoken Roberto Luongo and the Canucks, 5-2, Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals at TD Garden. Tim Thomas stopped 36-of-38 shots in the rout, which sets the stage for a winner-take-all Game 7 back at Rogers Arena in Vancouver Wednesday night. 

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.