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Boston Bruins Defeat Vancouver to Win Stanley Cup

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 3:09 am June 16, 2011

This just in… Wiping out a Stanley Cup Championship drought lasting 39 years, the Boston Bruins resurrected the ghost of #4 Bobby Orr and soundly defeated the favored Vancouver Canucks 4 – 0 in the deciding game seven to will the NHL Stanley Cup trophy.

After falling behind 2 – 0 after two close defeats in Vancouver, the Bruins stormed back to take the next two in Boston by lopsided margins. Vancouver recovered to win another squeaker at home, but then the Bruins blasted their way to a win in game six, jumping out in front by a score of 4 – 0 and chasing the Canuck’s goalie in the process.

It all came down to game seven, back in Vancouver, where the Canucks had won all three previous contests in the series.

British Colombia’s first NHL Championship was not to be had, though, as the Bruins, behind stellar goaltending by Tim Thomas, the only American on the team, built up a big lead by the end of the second period and then hung on from there.

Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in seven games

Bruins beat the Canucks in seven games

Congratulations to Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins for winning the 2011 Stanley Cup Trophy.

Flyers Beat Canadiens

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 3:06 am May 25, 2010

The Philadelphia Flyers beat Canadiens from Montreal (which is in Canada, the sneaky bastards…) 4-2 in the 5th game of their series. allowing the Flyers the first chance they’ve had at the Stanley cup since the mid-1970’s. Philadelphia moves on to play a 7 game championship series against the Chicago Blackhawks. That series will begin on Saturday with a game on Chicago’s home turf.

Michael Leighton was the Phillies’ lynch-pin as he beat back 25 shots on the net by the Montreal team. Montreal enjoyed a brief lead, but that vanished like so much ice under a heat lamp. While the game may not have been as heavy in the teeth-loss scheme of things as the Blackhawks last game, still it shows a Flyers team that recalls the glory days of 1974 and 1975.

Flyers beat Canadiens? Check. Flyers beat Chicago? Well, that may take a little doing, but it isn’t outside the realm of the possible.