?It's being named “The Upset Playoff Year,” with no two teams have felt this a lot more than the Vancouver Canucks and also the Boston Bruins.
This past year both of these teams fought their way with the postseason to satisfy one another inside a seven-game series that saw Boston enhance the Cup. This season these were both likely to go deep in to the postseason.
The Canucks were bumped out in five games towards the eighth-seeded team, the LA Nobleman. Boston ongoing its tradition of game sevens, only falling short this season towards the seventh-place Washington Capitals.
The querry is still: Whose collapse was worse?
Vancouver did not exactly start this year on an optimistic note after their demoralizing reduction in Game 7 of last year's finals, they limped with the first couple of several weeks of play, not able to interrupt in to the top eight before the finish of November.
They battled one of the cusp teams before the finish of December, once they finally came back to create and the top North West division, a situation they held onto through out the growing season on the way to their second Presidents' Trophy in as numerous years.
Only one last year because the No. 1 team within the league, they won a tough-fought against series against Western rivals the Blackhawks along with a well-matched up six-game series against Nashville before dispatching the Sharks in five.
These were a good and hungry team this past year, but this season the Canucks were outplayed through the Nobleman. LA performed better defense and offense, and Jonathan Quick was every bit as good in internet as either of Vancouver’s two goalies, otherwise better.