Game 5: Game Day Must-Reads


Only hours remain until puck drop of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals, and there are countless stories, angles, and tidbits to examine. TO whet your appetite (as if it needed it ) for Game 5, here’s a cross-section of what’s being said across the continent:

The Hockey News looks at the blue-collar Bruins representing its blue-collar fan base.

THN’s Puck Panel debates whether Roberto Luongo should play tonight.

Matt Kalman examines Boston’s playoff penchant for chasing goalies on The Bruins Blog.

The Boston Herald’s Ron Borges profiles Brad Marchand and his fit with the city and team.

In the Vancouver Sun, Elliot Pap takes a look at what the Canucks must change to win Game 5.

Hockey Night in Canada’s Scott Morrison says Luongo should start, but be on a short leash.

Chad Finn of the Boston Globe discusses Mike Millbury and his comments about the Sedin brothers.

Eric Duhatscheck of the Globe & Mail says Tim Thomas is in the heads of the Canucks.

Steve Macfarlane of the QMI Agency says Thomas might be American, but he plays like a Canadian.

At Pro Hockey News, Dennis Morrell looks at how Boston’s physical play is punishing the Canucks.