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Canucks and Bruins Match-up

When push comes to shove who will explode first the Canucks or Bruins?

Here is a in-depth head to head, player to player match-up between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins.

Offensive Lines

Vancouver Canucks 1st Line vs Boston Bruins 1st Line – Edge Canucks – Sedin’s Dominate Puck Possesion

Burrows(-1) – H. Sedin(+1) – D. Sedin(+1) vs Horton(+1) – Krejci(-1) – Lucic(-1)

Vancouver Canucks 2nd Line vs Boston Bruins 2nd Line – Even – Kesler v Bergeron Defensive Battle, Player v Player 

Higgins(+1) – Kesler(+1) – Raymond(-1) vs Marchand(-1) – Bergeron(+1) – Recchi(+1)

Vancouver Canucks 3rd Line vs Boston Bruins 3rd Line – Even – Both Fast and Good Defensively

Torres(+1) – Lapierre(0) – Hansen(0) vs Kelly(-1) – Peverley(+1) – Ryder(0)

Vancouver Canucks 4th Line vs Boston Bruins 4th Line – Edge Canucks – Face-offs control play, Better Grinding

Glass/Tambellini(+1)  – Malhotra(+1) – Oreskovich/Hodgson(0) vs Paille/Thornton(-1) – Campbell – Seguin(0)

Defense Tandems

Vancouver Canucks 1st D-Pairing vs Boston Bruins 1st D-Pairing – Even – Both D-Parings have a handful

Bieksa(+1) – Hamhuis(+1) vs Chara(+1) – Seidenberg(+1)

Vancouver Canucks 2nd D-Paring vs Boston Bruins 2nd D-Pairing – Edge Canucks – More Experienced and Poised

Salo(+1) – Edler(+1) vs Boychuck(+1) -Ference(-1)

Vancouver Canucks 3rd D-Paring vs Boston Bruins 3rd D-Pairing – Edge Canucks – Experience and Better Depth Beyond 6 D-Man

Ehrhoff(+1) – Rome(0) vs McQuaid(-1)- Kaberle(0)

Ballard(+1) – Tanev(0) vs Hindy(-1) – Bartkowski(0)

Goaltending Duo

Vancouver Canucks Goalie vs Boston Bruins Goalie – Even – Both Great Goalies, Should Be An Excellent Battle

Roberto Luongo(+1) vs Tim Thomas(+1)



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