Thursday, April 19, 2007

Round 1 Game 5: Put Them Away

You all know the story. In the first round of the 2003 playoffs, the Canucks came back from a 3-1 series deficit to the St. Louis Blue and beat them in seven games to move on to the second round. In the second round, the Canucks had a 3-1 series lead over the Minnesota Wild; the Wild came back, stole game seven at GM Place and eliminated the Canucks.

Statistics say only 8% of teams come back from a 3-1 deficit in a best-of-seven series. Forgive the Canucks, involved in two such series only three playoff seasons ago, if they think otherwise.

Of course, it's a good thing that they don't want to forget 2003. The last thing the Canucks would want to do is to give Dallas even a small sense that they could come back. I certainly don't want a repeat of the Wild series, and I know it's stating the obvious, but I think everyone would agree that they are best to try and finish off the Stars tonight.

Here are today's pregame pieces:
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