A dramatic Stanley Cup finals reached its climax in Vancouver last season, with the visiting Bruins hoisting the trophy as a chaotic and scary scene played out in the city's streets.
If Roberto Luongo and the Canucks had managed even one good performance in Boston, it may never have gotten to that point.
As last year's finalists meet Saturday for the first time following their stirring seven-game series, Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault has opted to leave Luongo on the bench in a building that was a house of horrors for the star goaltender during the playoffs.
Luongo's fragile state was only one of many storylines between these teams in June.
Alex Burrows got plenty of attention for biting the finger of Boston's Patrice Bergeron in Game 1, and Aaron Rome drew the ire of the Bruins - and perhaps changed the tone of the series - with his Game 3 hit on Nathan Horton. That incident gave Horton a season-ending concussion and Rome a season-ending suspension.
Rome is likely out Saturda...