Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has allowed a minuscule six goals in five games of the Stanley Cup finals, yet its been Roberto Luongo's opinion of his style that has made the most headlines. After saying he would have saved the Maxim Lapierre shot that won the game for the Canucks in Game 5, Luongo noted Saturday that he has praised Thomas without hearing anything back. 

Three nights from now, the Bruins will either be hoisting the Stanley Cup in Vancouver, or they’ll be somewhere between a few minutes and a couple days into a gloomy offseason. 



This is no longer just a hockey series.

The series between the Bruins and Canucks is quickly taking a turn towards the ugly and personal, with accusations of dirty hits, bites and shoddy goalie play. The two teams don't seem to like each other much, and certainly, Bruins fans think that any number of Vancouver players deserves to appear in a police lineup.

Roberto Luongo, who created some controversy after saying that he would have made the save on the Max Lapierre shot allowed by Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas in the B's 1-0 Game 5 loss to Vancouver, didn't back off his analysis when talking just prior to his team leaving for Boston Saturday.

Asked about the comments made by Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo following his the Canucks' Game 5 Stanley Cup finals win over the Bruins, stating that he would have made the save on the Max Lapierre goal given up by B's goalie Tim Thomas, Bruins coach Claude Julien downplayed the controversy during Saturday's media session.

VANCOUVER – Rogers Arena has been a British Columbian version of hell for the Bruins. It’s where their scoring goes to die, and where they’ve suffered their last three losses. Now, all they can hope is that they get to play there again. 



The game-winning goal off the stick of Maxim Lapierre was a "lucky" break by the admission of the man who scored it. Lapierre was positioned to the right of Tim Thomas when he took a pass off the end boards and flipped it off the backside of Thomas. The puck trickled off of Thomas' pads and dropped over the goal line, providing the margin of victory in Vancouver's 1-0 win in Game 5. 

Maxim Lapierre scored with 15:25 left in the third period to break a scoreless tie and lift the Canucks to a 1-0 win over the Bruins Friday night in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. Roberto Luongo stopped all 31 shots he faced to record his second 1-0 shutout of the series. The Canucks can win their first Cup in franchise history - and Canada's first since 1993 - on Monday night in Game 6 at TD Garden in Boston. 

Bruins legend Bobby Orr joined The Big Show show Friday afternoon to talk about the Stanley Cup finals.

Orr has enjoyed staying close with the city of Boston since retiring and being a small part of this championship run.

Hockey Night in Canada and NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday morning to preview Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Weekes, a former NHL goalie, spent much of the interview talking about Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas. Regarding the question of whether Luongo should be starting Game 5, Weekes said he supported the decision to go back to Luongo.