Three reasons we are rooting for the Canucks to shake off their Boston blues (Vancouver has been outscored 12-1 over the last 100 minutes of play there) and win the Stanley Cup:
1. The Canucks are just the third team in the post-1967 expansion era to lead the league in most goals scored and fewest goals allowed in the same season. The other two teams to do so (the 1976-77 and 1977-78 Canadiens) each won the Stanley Cup.
2. The last team to allow eight goals in a Finals game and go on to win that season's Cup was the 1980 New York Islanders, who dropped Game 2 to your Philadelphia Flyers, 8-3, at the Spectrum. The Islanders would win the series in Game 6, the Leon Stickle Game. (If you don't know what that means, Google it at your own risk.)