Thursday, June 16, 2011

Boston Wins Stanley Cup!!!!!!!!!!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Boston Bruins erased 39 years of hockey frustration by hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time since the Bobby Orr-Phil Esposito-Gerry Cheevers era. The Bruins blanked Vancouver 4-0 for their first NHL title since 1972. They had lost their last five Stanley Cup finals appearances since then.

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas won the Conn Smythe Trophy for series MVP. Thomas turned back 37 shots for his second shutout of the series. Thomas allowed just eight goals in the seven games. The
Bruins outscored the Canucks 23-8 in the seven games.

Patrice Bergeron and rookie Brad Marchand each scored twice in the Bruins' clincher. Bergeron's short-handed breakaway late in the second period gave the Bruins a
3-0 lead.

This was the 16th time that the NHL championship has been decided in a seventh game -- and sixth time in the last 10 years. The Canucks have never won a title in their 40 years.

The Bruins' success means that Boston is the first city in the history of the four major sports leagues to win a title in the four leagues within a seven-year span - joining the Red Sox in baseball,
Patriots in football and Celtics in basketball.

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