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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Daniel Sedin clarifies his Game 7 guarantee

By ESPN.com

Just hours before Wednesday night's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, Canucks forward Daniel Sedin clarified the "guarantee" he made a day earlier about the showdown against the Boston Bruins.

After Monday's Game 6, Sedin told The Vancouver Sun: "We're going to win Game 7. We're 3-3 and we won all three games at home, and we have the fourth game at home. So we have the seventh game at home, and we'll take that. We are confident."

After Wednesday's morning skate at Rogers Arena, Sedin said this about that original quote: "You know, that was probably me being excited, and the words came wrong out of my mouth. What I said was, if we put our best game on the ice, I like our chances. That's the way it's been all year. When we play our best, we're a tough team to beat. We show that at home. We like our chances."

Whichever interpretation you want to go with, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault stood behind Sedin's comments.

"What did you expect him to say [laughs]? Come on, we're in this to win," the coach said. "Daniel is one of our leaders on our group, and he believes in the group, and he expressed it. I think it's a normal thing to do at this time."