Hopefully Friday will be the Amerks closing them out. But I doubt that. This series is going a minimum of 6 games, and probably 7.
And I'll be really disappointed in Vanek if he doesn't play tomorrow. It was so obvious on Friday night that we needed him. A strained groin should not keep him out any longer. You have to play through the pain in the playoffs.
Im not sure that was completely his decision. I suppose the coaching staff tried to do it similarily to Thorburn, as long as the team wins dont take any risks bringing in inured guys early. On the amerks boards someone said he was skating in practice on saturday and that he hopes to play monday.