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The Vancouver Canucks rallied on home ice to a tough 1-0 victory over Boston in Game 5, setting up a potential Cup-clinching night Monday at Boston. Sure, there was a lot of nonsense in the early going, with floppers like Maxim Lapierre and Alexandre Burrows trying to milk the refs for calls, but in the 3rd period Lapierre was the man on the spot to bang in a rebound goal which proved to be the difference.

Follow after the jump for reaction to last night's contest, plus news & notes from around the league...

Father's Day Gift Idea #7: NHL Grilling & Barbecue Accessories | Hockey Gear HQ
Dad's summertime duty is to man an open grill, cooking up good stuff for friends & family. Help him do it in style with NHL-themed grilling accessories.

Nashville Predators News

Fisher details journey with God in new book -
The Preds center is working on a book, Defender of Faith: The Mike Fisher Story (aimed at kids 9-12), focusing on his personal story. If interested, you can pre-order it on Amazon.

Top 15 moments of the 2010-11 Preds season: #1 | Section 303
A deserving choice here... (we'll pick up our Top 10 Playoff moments a little later this month).

Preds On The Glass: My Name is Johnny Canuck (Video)
Buddy's got a movie for you.

Around the NHL

Game 5 SCF Report Card ; Courage - Nucks Misconduct
The Canucks gutted out a tight 1-0 win last night, so naturally the hometown reviews are pretty positive (and shock-a-roony, they didn't see any dives at all out there).

Video: Hear the city of Vancouver react after Max Lapierre’s goal - Puck Daddy
There was a great disturbance in The Force last night in B.C....

How Actions Influence Officials - Houses of the Hockey
Sir Flopsalot (Maxim Lapierre) won't get help from the refs after trying to bait them into a call.

Hey, Tim Thomas: Roberto Luongo Totally Would've Made That Save -
Here's some billboard material for Boston...

The Fall of Keith Ballard - Houses of the Hockey
Remember when he was considered a big pickup for Vancouver? Yikes, he can barely crack the lineup these days and has a cap hit of $4.25 million for four more seasons.

Five Things the Canucks Talked to the League About | Jerseys and Hockey Love
I would believe this...

Looks like Devils will file for arbitration with Parise next week - Fire & Ice
It sounds like things are dragging in New Jersey relative to Zach Parise's contract.

The Malik Report : Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert to be remembered via charity motorcycle ride, ‘Probert Day’
Very, very cool stuff to honor the legendary tough guy.