On the eve of the final weekend of the regular season, fans are getting ready for some hockey that really matters. The puck drops for the playoffs in a few short days, so now is a natural time to look back at last year's playoffs.
The Canucks had a spectacular playoff run in 2011 that fell just short of the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Still, despite the bitter ending with Game 7 loss and the riots that followed, there were plenty of good memories from the playoff run.
Here are some of the top moments from the Canucks 2011 playoffs, as captured by the NHL in their awesome "History Will be Made" series of commercials. (Too bad the NHL shelved that ad campaign for this year, they were a fan favourite and the best commercials they've ever had.)
After watching these, I'm really hoping the Canucks and Sharks meet in the first round. That, and it might serve to remind some Canucks fans that only focus on the blowouts that Roberto Luongo can put up some clutch shutouts in the playoffs as well.