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.

The Bruins’ season will end in either a matter of hours or a matter of days, and no matter what, Claude Julien will be a popular man.



After they beat the Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals, the Canucks tried to sell the broadcast rights to a possible Stanley Cup celebration parade, but the league nixed the idea, according to ESPN. The Bruins, Canucks and the NHL held meetings prior to the start of the series to plan logistics for a possible parade in each city. Vancouver leads the series 3-2, with Game 6 slated for Monday at TD Garden. For more Bruins news, check out weei.com/bruins.

Alexandre Burrows has been viewed as a villain in the Stanley Cup finals ever since he bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron in Game 1, and since then, he's added to it by reinforcing his reputation as a "diver" -- one who embellishes plays in an effort to draw penalties. 

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.