2011 Stanley Cup Finals: History Going into Game 5 Favours the Vancouver Canucks
VANCOUVER - Some statistics to mull over prior to the puck dropping prior for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
In Stanley Cup Finals that are tied 2-2, the team that wins Game 5 goes on to win the series 71% of the time.
Teams that go up 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals, as the Canucks did, go on to win the series 94% of the time.
The Vancouver Canucks have won the last five games at home in Rogers Arena.
The Boston Bruins have lost their last four away games in the playoffs, including the Games 1 and 2 in Vancouver.
The home team has won all four games in the Stanley Cup Finals so far.
The Canucks have never trailed in a series so far this year. The closest they came was being tied 1-1 with the Nashville Predators in the second round, or 3-3 with the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round.
Roberto Luongo hasn't lost three starts in a row since November 2010.
This isn't a true elimination game, but in essence it is. The Canucks are 1-0 in the only elimination game they have played this spring, Game 7 vs the Blackhawks.
Speaking of that Game 7, Alex Burrows scored that overtime winner. Burrows has been the most clutch Canuck this spring, outscoring all his comrades in Games 5's, 6's and 7's this spring. If it comes down to overtime tonight, pick Burrows for the winner.
Of course, all these stats go out the window when the puck drops, but past success is an indicator of future success. Hopefully.
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