Cinderella Vancouver Sings – We're Gonna' Skate 'til the Midnight Hour!
This wasn't supposed to happen!
Wake me when this Canadien hockey dream is over!
Two nights ago, the upstart party-crashers, those annoying also-rans, those extras in the Vegas movie script that concluded with the Golden Knights' hoisting the 2019-2020 Stanley Cup trophy, stepped in front of the cameras as millions of hockey fans watched across North America and said.....
NOT SO FAST!
WE'RE STILL HERE!
WE'VE GOT MORE HOCKEY TO PLAY!
WATCH US, AND SEE WHAT GREAT GOALTENDING CAN DO IN THE NHL PLAYOFFS!
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko made 48 saves and played lights-out the game of his life Thursday evening, as the British Columbia underdogs shocked the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the entire hockey world en route to a decisive 4-0 shutout.
It was a kick-ass, take-no-prisoners performance reminiscent of the most dominant hockey teams in the midst of their greatness. And – whatever happens the rest of the way in this wildly unpredictable playoff run, Vancouver has proven themselves to have a bright future ahead.
Recall that three weeks ago, these same under-estimated Canucks were underdogs in the first round playoff series versus the Minnesota Wild. Then, after the Canucks demolished the Wild, Vancouver vanquished the former cup champs, the St. Louis Blues, who fell to the team no one seemed to respect.
Then, in the Western Conference semi-finals, virtually everyone thought the "due" team, the multi-talented and well-coached Las Vegas Golden Knights would finally spank this annoying stepchild and set things right in the NHL betting universe.
Once the Golden Knights took a 3-1 lead in the 7-game series, most observers thought this series was over. Nice Cinderella story by the young Canucks. But the cream of talent rose to the top.
Vancouver wins Tuesday night, 2-1.
Vancouver destroys Las Vegas on Thursday night, 4-0.
Bam! Bam! Bam!
It's all even at 3-3 folks.
We got a series to watch. It's going to be one helluva Game 7.
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