Canucks fans hopeful for Cup despite loss to Bruins
"It's okay that they lost -- that means Vancouver will win at home at Game 7," a young female Canucks fan shrugged, forcing a smile after the team's resounding 5-2 defeat against the Bruins in Boston. Many fans were shaken to see the Canucks lose right after the massive Game 5 victory in Vancouver, but maintained a brave face ahead of the last game in the playoff series this Wednesday.
"That's the Canucks for you," one fan laughed bitterly, shaking his head. "They make it as humanly difficult as they can for their fans." His sentiments seemed to echo a recent commentary by a VO writer about the Canucks long history of heartache.
The series, which was initially predicted to be won by Vancouver, is now at a 3-3 tie. The winner of Game 7 at Rogers Arena Wednesday evening will take the Stanley Cup, and fans are counting on a historic victory for the Canucks on home ice.