Thursday, June 16, 2011
Original Six team is crowned winner
In a game where Vancouver was out matched by Boston things looked bleak for the fans up north as Boston took an early 1-0 lead. Each game including Game 7 based itself on who could get that early lead. The team to score first eventually won every game.
Boston came up big in the second period when they got that all important insurance goal while trying to kill off a penalty.
Vancouver never seemed to find their legs, getting beat deep in the corner and never getting a real chance to set up plays while in the attacking zone.
This Game 7 was the highest viewed game 7 on record for NHL. This is a good sign for things to come later on for the league. It has been rough the last couple of years. Having had a lock out, and teams going bankrupt/moving.
But looking on the brightside more fans are getting into the sport and what was once just a sport for Canadians is slowly becoming an American sport too. All series long chants of U.S.A were belted from fans inside the Boston arena. Canadians have always sung their national anthem in the stands and one of the coolest things I have ever seen was when every American in the stands stood up and sang along with our national anthem. Not to mention a Canadian team has not won the cup since 1992-1993 season when Montreal won.
Congrats to the Boston Bruins for winning the cup.
Though its sad the season had to come to an end, this is only the beginning for me. I will be taking a look and making a list of the top 50 moments in the 2010-2011 season. Also over the off season I am going to take a look at draft picks as well as what each team needs to do in their organization to become the next Boston Bruins. But not to leave them out I will take a look at different minor league teams including your Lake Erie Monsters and other AHL teams. As well as bring you up to date hockey news and information.
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