BOSTON (AP) - Even after all the taunts, bites and vicious hits that the Vancouver Canucks have thrown at the Boston Bruins over the past two weeks, skating the Stanley Cup around the Garden ice would be the biggest insult of all.
The Canucks could do it Monday night after Game 6, when they'll attempt to finish off the testiest Stanley Cup finals in recent memory. If the Bruins win again, the Cup will be claimed Wednesday in Vancouver.
Boston goalie Tim Thomas sees ample reason to believe the Bruins can extend their season to its limit. They've lost three one-goal games in Vancouver, but they blew out the Canucks twice at home last week.
Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin says the Canucks don't want to wait until they get home to wrap up their first championship.