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ngunn33 04-25-2011 02:27 AM

Canucks Chances in Game 7?
 
Can anybody tell me of an NHL team(s) that have had a 3-0 series lead only to lose three straight and then win it in Game 7?

Reverend Mayhem 04-25-2011 02:30 AM

I can't tell you the chances, but I can tell you the last time it happened, Bon Scott and AC/DC were still going strong.

CCF23 04-25-2011 02:31 AM

Pretty sure teams have only battled back from down 3-0 to force a game 7 7 times in history. I think 4 times the team trailing 3-0 won game 7, and 3 times the team that blew the lead pulled it together.

palefire 04-25-2011 02:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CCF23 (Post 32646219)
Pretty sure teams have only battled back from down 3-0 to force a game 7 7 times in history. I think 4 times the team trailing 3-0 won game 7, and 3 times the team that blew the lead pulled it together.

That's backwards, I think.

David71 04-25-2011 02:39 AM

slim? depends. if the team that played tonight comes out hard tuesday, they win. ITS ALL UP to luongo... to decide. he either comes in with the mentality that he can stop every single puck nucks have a good chance. but if he lets in 1/2 soft goals. thats it. nucks lose. at home.

4th line energy guy 04-25-2011 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by David71 (Post 32646273)
slim? depends. if the team that played tonight comes out hard tuesday, they win. ITS ALL UP to luongo... to decide. he either comes in with the mentality that he can stop every single puck nucks have a good chance. but if he lets in 1/2 soft goals. thats it. nucks lose. at home.

ITS ALL up to Luongo? Really? It's all up to the defense, the passes, the Sedins and Kesler, special teams, and Luongo stopping the ones he's supposed to. When the Canucks are rolling Lou should be able to let in 3 and still win the game.

ngunn33 04-25-2011 02:55 AM

Thanks for the info. Does anybody know who those 4 teams that blew their 3-0 series lead but won Game were?

CCF23 04-25-2011 02:57 AM

It was 3 teams who were down 3-0, battled back, and then lost game 7:

1939 NYR down 3-0 to Boston, lost game 7.
1945 Red Wings down 3-0 to the Leafs, lost game 7.
1975 Islanders down 3-0 to the Flyers, lost game 7.

So it's actually 50/50. 3 teams have won when trailing 3-0 and forcing 7, and 3 teams have lost.

ngunn33 04-25-2011 03:12 AM

Thanks

Bleach Clean 04-25-2011 03:17 AM

Gee I love it when the Canucks have a 50/50 chance to end their season in utter disaster.

Wilch 04-25-2011 03:18 AM

Not too bad I think. The Canucks battled hard today, and if Schneids didn't make those 2 terrible passes (offsetting a great pass he made that led to the Burrows goal), we'd have a 1 goal lead throughout the third. Schneids while solid in goal, did fumble his passes a bit. I think he was a bit nervous and indecisive.

Either way, the best way to approach this game is assume for the worst, and hope for the best. I'm not kidding when I say this, but game 6 did a number on my body. I was really stressed out. I'm either going to watch game 7 with that attitude, or not watching it at all.

Red 04-25-2011 03:20 AM

Their chances are 50/50. And 50% of that depends on the team, the other 50% of it depends on how much the referees were paid. :sarcasm:

Anodyne 04-25-2011 03:20 AM

If the refs give us a fair shot, I'm confident we will win.

The adverbial clause beginning that sentence is what I'm concerned about. I know in my heart the Canucks will play a great game.

Dream Big 04-25-2011 03:38 AM

Just win.

John Swartzwelder 04-25-2011 04:06 AM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UXpFeDRx_U...ide-782395.jpg

Zombotron 04-25-2011 04:26 AM

If the Canucks come out like they did in games 1, 2, 3 or 6: fairly good to very good.
If the Canucks come out like they did in games 4 or 5: don't count on it.

However, I'm confident that we won't see the latter.

NucksBC420 04-25-2011 04:34 AM

oooohhh canucks, you really had me going this year :(

NugentHopkinsfan 04-25-2011 04:39 AM

IMO there's a 40% chance we win the game. I'm expecting a loss and will be telling myself we will lose over the next two days so when Chicago crushes our hearts once again I won't be as upset.

And when it happens I don't want this core group back. I have no interest in sitting around waiting for an entire year so a team lacking heart, passion, and will to win can fail again. This is the first round, we are better than them. Even the games we won we barely held on. This series could be over and we could be done already. This group will never win anything Detroit will destroy us if we happen to get things together and win Tuesday. Of course that's if we can make it through the second round against a hungry Preds team that can actually finish a team off.

Time for some changes.

Jack Tripper 04-25-2011 05:59 AM

it's 50/50, which is always the problem when a team blows leads and lets chance take over in game 7

you'd like to think that kesler will eventually score in this series...but you'd also like to think that toews will as well

you'd like to think that crawford will eventually crack...but you'd also like to think that luongo (or schneider, who knows at this point) can make the big saves as well

and so on and so on

it's just so absurd that the canucks find themselves in this position, and i fail to see the "battle through adversity" positives that come from a game 7 victory...victory brings nothing except relief from being branded as the worst chokers in professional sports

Tuna99 04-25-2011 06:30 AM

If Schiender stayed healthy I think Vancouver wins the game.

But Luongo will be starting game 7 - and he'll lose. The Hawks are his cryptonite and I think it is safe to say now Luongo is not a playoff goalie.

1 win can change a ton for Luongo's reputation, but the anxiety in Vancouver and the pressure to win in that stadium that night, Luongo isn't mentally tough enough to get it done.

It'll be a whale of a game.

GCM 04-25-2011 07:20 AM

Man people don't know a lick of hockey around here...


Yeah, the Canucks have been losing because of Luongo. Yup, he can't take it in the playoffs.

*eye roll*

Masao 04-25-2011 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GCM (Post 32647149)
Man people don't know a lick of hockey around here...


Yeah, the Canucks have been losing because of Luongo. Yup, he can't take it in the playoffs.

*eye roll*

Luongo doesn't exactly have a Roy-esque playoff rep

Tuna99 04-25-2011 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GCM (Post 32647149)
Man people don't know a lick of hockey around here...


Yeah, the Canucks have been losing because of Luongo. Yup, he can't take it in the playoffs.

*eye roll*

I'm not picking on Luongo, but the guy has 2 two rounds in his entire career and he's not exactly a spring chicken, he's been around a long time.

Captain Hockey Stick 04-25-2011 07:35 AM

Six times in history. 50/50 so far. This is the seventh.
  • New York Rangers in 1939 v.s Boston Bruins
  • Toronto Maple Leafs in 1942 v.s Detroit Red Wings
  • Detroit Red Wings in 1945 v.s Toronto Maple Leafs
  • New York Islanders in 1975 v.s Pittsburgh Penguins
  • New York Islanders in 1975 v.s Philadelphia Flyers
  • Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 v.s Boston Bruins
  • Chicago Blackhawks in 2011 v.s Vancouver Canucks

MrJonas 04-25-2011 07:48 AM

Canucks 60% Blackhawks 40%. This is the only game where the Canucks truly will play with their backs against the wall, unlike the Hawks who have done that since game 3. If both teams are desperate at the same time, I like the Canucks' chances better than the Hawks'.


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