VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Tim Thomas is giving a masterful performance in his net during the Stanley Cup finals. He's also doing an excellent job masking the frustration that must be coursing through him.

The Bruins' star goalie has allowed just six goals by the Vancouver Canucks in five games, yet Boston is heading home facing elimination in Game 6 on Monday.

Vancouver moved to the brink of its first NHL title in Game 5 on Friday with a 1-0 victory — the Canucks' second 1-0 home win in the series.

It's clear Thomas is the only constant for the Bruins in this series. The Bruins won two blowout games at home, but they haven't been quite good enough in Vancouver.

Unless they hold off the Canucks in Game 6, they won't get one last chance to figure it out.