According to a media release posted on the Vancouver Canucks' official Twitter account, forward Mason Raymond suffered a vertebrae compression fracture, suffered during the first period of the Bruins' Game 6, 5-2 win over the Canucks Monday night at TD Garden.

The injury occurred 20 seconds into the game when Raymond was hit by the Bruins Johnny Boychuk, who sent the Canucks' forward careening backwards into the boards. Raymond was helped off the ice before being transported to a hospital.

NESN hockey analyst Gord Kluzak talked to the Mut & Merloni show Tuesday at noon following the Bruins 5-2 win over the Canucks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. But of course, that big win means there will be a Game 7 Wednesday night, and that has been and will be the big topic on everyone's mind until the scoreboard finally reads 0:00 on the hockey season. The biggest key for the Bruins, according to Kluzak, will be their ability to stay aggressive against the Canucks despite playing in Vancouver.

NBC and Versus hockey play-by-play announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick called in to the Dennis & Callahan show on his way from Boston to Vancouver for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, and the veteran voice of hockey talked about how he thought the first six games had transpired. 

The Canucks have scored only eight goals in the first six games of the Stanley Cup finals and lost Game 6 by a 5-2 final on Monday night, but Daniel Sedin remains confident about his club's chances heading into Game 7 on Wednesday.

"We're going to win Game 7," Sedin told the Vancouver Sun following the loss on Monday. 

Sedin scored 104 points in the regular season -- tops in the NHL -- but has struggled in this series, recording just four points in six games. 

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.