To ask whether there's any fight left in the Vancouver Canucks is absurd-- of course there is.
To ask whether there's enough mental fortitude left in the Vancouver Canucks to claw their ways out of a 3-1 series deficit, however-- there's a better question.
I have to say I was as surprised as any other Canucks fan when I watched the Canucks let the Blackhawks get to their heads after Game 2-- they took selfish penalty after selfish penalty in game 3 and, despite lip service about a more disciplined game, they did the exact same thing in game 4.
Last year the Blackhawks made Roberto Luongo cry. This year, we made him shave his playoff beard. But for all that's said in between games and off the ice, what will we actually see on the ice tonight?
There's a line as well between having a mental advantage and being cocky and arrogant to take winning for granted-- where do the Blackhawks stand on this one?
It's funny to think that a series can be as volatile and unpredictable now that it's 3-1 as it was when it was 0-0, but that's the beauty of the NHL playoffs, and having the Canucks and the Blackhawks face each other during the postseason.
But for what it's worth, I sure hope tonight's the last the two teams meet each other until the 2010-11 NHL regular season.
Let's go Hawks!