Ah, yes. As a Canucks fan, seeing this image still stings months later. The 2010-11 season was the best in Canucks' history, as they went on an absolute tear: finishing the year with a 54-19-9 record and winning the Presidents' Trophy, Jennings Trophy, and Art Ross Trophy along the way.
Along with the fact that it was the team's 40th season, there was a special feeling to the whole thing—a feeling that this was their year. After a tough seven-game set against the Blackhawks that saw Vancouver nearly blow a 3-0 lead, they ultimately cruised into the finals against the underdog Boston Bruins.
After taking the opening pair at home, the Canucks put on a disappearing act in Boston, losing the three road games by a combined score of 17-3. They ultimately dropped the decisive seventh game on home ice.