Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bruins take the Championship

The Bruins overcome the Canucks 4-0 in the final game of the Stanley Cup, their first National title in 39 years. Though the Canucks had home field advantage, they couldn't seem to get anything going their way in game 7. As the Bruins drank from the Stanley Cup you gotta feel bad for the Canucks as they haven't won a Stanley Cup in their 41 years of existence.

Tim Thomas had 37 saves and a shutout game Wednesday night topping off his outstanding play in the Stanley Cup Finals. As well as Thomas set a record for most postseason saves surpassing Vancouver's 1994 goalie Kirk McLean. He was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy and is expected to get the Vezina Trophy as well.

After Bergeron's first goal in the first period and some could tell the momentum had shifted and the game was sure to go to the Bruins. Following his first goal, Bergeron had another goal as well as rookie Brad Marchhand had two totaling up the four goals the Bruins had to offer.

Without the injury of Bruins' forward Nathan Horton some question if the Bruins would have rallied back. After Horton's injury Boston rallied to won four out of the five final games to take the Stanley Cup back to Boston. Horton reportedly poured a bottle of Boston water onto the ice 90 minutes before the pre-game warmup.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bruins force game 7

The Bruins had one hope entering Monday night’s game. Get to Game 7. They did it with a 5-2 win over the Canucks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and now this series makes one more trip across the continent for its final game 7 in Vancouver on Wednesday.

The Bruins scored four goals in all during the first period, and they came in a span of just 4:14 -- a Stanley Cup Finals record that stood since March 31, 1956 when the Canadians scored four on the Red Wings in 5:29.

Vancouver Canucks forward Mason Raymond left TD Garden on a stretcher and was taken to the hospital after an awkward hit into the boards 20 seconds into the first period Monday. No word on his condition was released after the game.

Win or lose Tim Thomas, goalie for the Bruins, will most likely take the Conn Smythe Trophy. Along with only eight goals scored, no one else has really stood out to be a candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy. Also the Bruins goalie has 36 saves and an amazing .965 save percentage, the third-best figure in Stanley Cup Finals history.