Is there much doubt in your mind that this Stanley Cup finals is going seven games? Perhaps the biggest reason to like the Bruins to win Monday's Game 6 is the road woes of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo.
We thought these statistics from Joe McDonald's column this morning tell the story of this series so far:
On home ice this playoff season, Luongo is 10-3 with a .943 save percentage and a 1.70 goals-against average, including four shutouts. On the road, he's 5-5 with a .885 save percentage, 3.49 GAA and zero shutouts.
On the flip side, Tim Thomas is 9-3 at home with a .945 save percentage, 1.76 GAA and two shutouts. Away from the Garden, he's 5-6 with a .928, 2.41 GAA and one shutout.
A few more interesting notes on Luongo:
* According to Elias, he is just the second goalie in Stanley Cup final history to win two 1-0 shutouts in a single series, joining Frank McCool of Toronto, who did it in 1945 against Detroit (Games 1 and 3).
* Luongo is the first goalie with multiple shutouts in a Stanley Cup finals since Chris Osgood had two in 2008.
* Luongo has now allowed just 2 goals on 97 shots faced in the 3 games at home this series (allowed 12 on 58 shots faced in Games 3-4 in Boston.)
ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun also writes on Luongo's bounceback in Game 6.