Cup finals Game 6: Playoff points to watch

Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins (Canucks lead 3-2), 8 p.m. ET

  • The Canucks are one win away from winning their first Stanley Cup. In 1994, they lost to the Rangers in the Cup finals in Game 7.

  • The Bruins have never played a Game 7 in the Cup finals.

  • Boston outscored Vancouver 12-1 at home in this series. It was the largest goal differential in a two-game span in Stanley Cup finals history, according to Elias.

  • This is the first time since 2002 the Stanley Cup finals will end after the NBA Finals.

  • The team that has scored first has won every game in this series.

  • Roberto Luongo is trying to become the first goalie to win a gold medal in the Olympics and the world championships and win a Stanley Cup.

  • Luongo is 5-5 with a 3.49 goals-against average on the road this postseason. He is 10-3 with a 1.70 goals-against average at home. His 15 wins this postseason tied Kirk McLean (1994) for the most wins by a Canucks goalie in a single postseason.

  • If the Bruins win, they will be the 10th team to come back from a 2-0 series deficit to force a Game 7 in the finals.

  • Tim Thomas has a .938 save percentage this season, including the postseason. This is the highest save percentage in any season since the statistic started to be tracked in the 1982-83 season.

  • If the Bruins lose the series and Thomas still wins the Conn Smythe, he would be the sixth player from a losing team to win the award. In the four previous instances, it was a goalie that won the award.

  • The Canucks would be the eighth team to win the Stanley Cup the same year they won the President's Trophy. The trophy was first handed out after the 1985-86 season.