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Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

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Injuries and no-shows by their star players did the Canucks in.
All the Bruins – including the fourth line – played like they wanted the Stanley Cup.
And they got it.
We thought Tim Thomas might be better than Roberto Luongo.
But did anyone expect Brad Marchand to outplay Henrik and Daniel Sedin … by a lot?
In the most important hockey game of their lives, the twins were matching minus-4s. Mike Milbuiry must be pissing himself laughing.
My series turning point?
Dan Hamhuis goes low to check Milan Lucic in the second period of Game 1.
It was the last play of the Stanley Cup final for Vancouver’s steadiest Dman.
Then Kevin Bieksa’s new partner, Aaron Rome, got suspended … and that was the ballgame.
The Bruins had their way in the Vancouver end throughout the series.
Another key: the Vancouver power-play was just putrid.
And history was made: Vancouver became the first Canadian team to lose the Cup on home ice in Game 7.
And Boston became the first team to win three Game 7s – coming back from 0-2 twice.
What the heck, we didn’t really want Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierre to get their names on the Cup, right?
Let history record that Boston toughest challenge, en route to the Cup, was beating your Montreal Canadiens.
Three OT losses, including Game 7.
Habs against the Cup finalists this season: 9-6.
We’ll cry all summer long.
And props to the Vancouver fans, who took time out from heartbreak to boo the stuffing out of Gary Bettman.
And showed class by cheering Tim Thomas.

738 Comments

  1. Toe Blake says:

    Lebrongo can spend the summer pumping Thomas’ tires!

  2. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Here’s a shout out to all those poor schmucks in ‘Couver:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE-S9ai7avQ&feature=fvst

  3. JD_ says:

    How many Vancouver riot police does it take to keep all the light bulbs from bein’ smashed?

  4. kempie says:

    So, goonshow in the third? Probably.

  5. TomNickle says:

    There is absolutely no controversy in that goal people. Bergeron didn’t shove the puck in with his hand, he was tripped and sent into the net. Luongo could have easily covered that puck or poke checked it away. No blaming the officials tonight.

    Luongo and his teammates have handed this Cup to the Bruins on a platter and the Bruins were more than willing to take it.

  6. gerrybell says:

    on the bright side – the habs are still the last canadian team to win the cup. we have had to watch Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and now Van lose in the finals in the last five or so years. i guess the next cup losers will be the Jets. although, hell is freezing over so maybe the leafs will win next.

    g
    b

  7. Propwash says:

    Muller to Vancouver then? O_o

  8. habs11s says:

    #1 priority acquire Brendan Shanahan’s son…. guaranteed cup

    _____________________________________________________________

    “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?” -Jacques Plante

  9. kempie says:

    Colon Campbell, take a bow. You did it. Asshole.

  10. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I can tell you all one thing. I won’t be watching the end of this game. No way in f*cking hell I’m gonna watch those scumbags pass around the cup.. I’m gonna go study, take the dog out, whatever. I wont have my TV on.

  11. habs001 says:

    nbc seattle not even showing the game…maybe people watch cbc

  12. slychard says:

    ‘treat it as professionally as you have all season’ Millbury on NBC on how as a coach he would tell the bruins how to handle the coming 3rd period. Professional what? Gooners? Infants? NHL backed cup winning team?

    • habs11s says:

      Hey Milbury, why don’t you destroy another franchise…
      _____________________________________________________________

      “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?” -Jacques Plante

  13. joeybarrie says:

    Worst part is if you want to watch to the end you have to see the Bruins raise the Cup. Can’t think of a worse way to end this season to be honest.
    We did better vs the Bruins than these guys. Pretty sad.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  14. Cdnman1 says:

    This sucks! I guess the NHL office is happy. I guess the play-offs are about gooning it up. Time to draft some goons and say goodbye to small skilled forwards.

    We have entrusted these Americans with running our game and they don’t love the game, only the violence. What a shame. I won’t be celebrating tonight.

    Number 25 in 2011!

  15. gerrybell says:

    i feel some puke in my mouth starting to form.

    i will give the B’s credit for building their team properly. Chara, big forwards with a mix of skill players. they lose horton and savard and dont miss a beat.

    The B’s are mostly Canadians which is nice as well. Marchant is a beast. he is the real conn smythe winner. sure thomas keeps the puck out [chara and ryder seem to have to help with that way too much] but everytime marchant is on the ice he makes something happen on offensive.

    i hate life right now.

    g
    b

  16. AK_PK_Usay says:

    Don’t go to bed Mike, Im sure Vancouver is watching tapes of Habs beating Boston on a regular basis taking notes:
    “WoW, theyre NOT giving up, wtf, game ends as soon as we’re down 1, these Canadiens are CRAZY”

  17. TomNickle says:

    Bergeron might be the only player in that lineup who I’m happy for. Really.

  18. Steven says:

    The Bruins’ down 2 games in a series record went from 0-26 to 2-26 in one year. What’s up with that?

    Also, I think Luongo’s NHL career is over. Good thing he signed that lucrative contract

  19. Toe Blake says:

    The President’s Trophy was won by the right team this year!

  20. tote-road says:

    Well, at least Milbury doesn’t get his name on the cup, right? He’s still the same career loser/hemorrhoid he was this morning.

    Thank you Boone, for an entertaining season of blogging.

  21. habaholic68NJ says:

    Hell is about to freeze over. Please lord, we pray for a miracle.

    Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at http://web.me.com/ptolias/Music/OtherOriginalMusic.html

  22. Keith says:

    Well, a very depressing night all around. Went for a cruise on my Hog, with my brand new quick detach saddlebags on and lost one of them and didn’t realize it until I got home. Not even into this game because of that, but the score in this game makes it that much worse.

  23. Unless the Canucks have something up their sleeve, this game is looking so far as a BIG FAT C – H -O – K – E.

    Consider Vancouver was up by 2 games.

    Mr Luongo, what happened?

    Oh, well. 20 minutes to go. Let’s see what happens

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  24. JasonM says:

    So, who will the Habs draft in the 1st round? A center? A D-man? A right winger? What position are they in the draft?

  25. Bill says:

    Everyone talks about Luongo … where are the goals?

    Lots of interference in this series … no calls. Oh, except for the 5 minute major for interference on Rome, lol.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  26. slychard says:

    I can’t wait till next year,Ratchand will be a marked man, no,scratch that, not man but RAT,by all the goons and enforcers in the league. How can players like Richards and such target PK for his ‘attitude’ as a rookie this season yet Ratchand acts as if he’s been in the league long enough to act as if he’s better than most and his constant spraying goalies. I don’t get it. Next year will be his wake up call.

  27. Mr_MacDougall says:

    Who would you rather… Gomez for three years 7.4 cap hit… or Luongo for 10 more years at 5.4?

  28. twilighthours says:

    It’s over and it should be over. Boston is by far the better team. It’s impossible to cheer for this pathetic, gutless bunch. The Canucks are awful. I’m actually much less upset about Boston winning the cup – they deserve it.

  29. Where’s the passion, the heart? I hate to say it, I really do, but the Bruins are playing like a team that wants to win a Cup. The Canucks are playing like a team that thinks the Cup should be given to them, they have to go out there and take it. Game’s over.

  30. LL says:

    Luongo is not The Franchise.

  31. habsfaninboston says:

    Nucks are going to lay another goose egg. Awful performance!

  32. Toe Blake says:

    Time to go watch the 27-time World Series Champions!

  33. BsFanforLife says:

    Take heart my Canadiens friends: 3-0 is the scariest lead for a Bruins fan.

  34. Mullie01 says:

    Let’s go hiiiiiiiiiiiigherrrrrrrrrrr…….

  35. Steven says:

    “Can I go to bed now?”

    Might as well, Mike.

  36. Gindan69 says:

    Bruins were barely the better team against the Habs or Tampa, but clearly they are the better team against Canucks. That’s the playoffs for you. The sad part is the entire eastern conference (except the habs most likely) is going to go the thuggery route now and emulate the bruins.

  37. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I take solace in the fact that my Habs will once again kick Bruins ass in the season series next year, and give them everything they can handle in the playoffs. Lets see how good the Bruins do without the NHL behind them all season.

  38. Chuck says:

    On the plus side, the B’s are up 3-0 in a game seven. Vancouver has them right where they want them.

  39. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …We all know how obnoxious Booins’ fans are winning a puny 5 cups in …what, 90 years ? …just think how We will NEVER shut ‘em-up now !
    …get My Maalox !!!
    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  40. adam76 says:

    Games over – the most classless, disrespectful team in the last 20 years will win the cup. A sad day for the sport.

  41. mrhabby says:

    nucks players going to need police escort home.

  42. Chuck says:

    Somewhere, the ghost of Lord Stanley of Preston just threw up a little.

  43. Mullie01 says:

    Boone, just open it up to live chat and let us grieve together

  44. SeriousFan09 says:

    Help me out guys, has a worse collection of ne’er do wells lifted the Cup since 1975 than these thugs?

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
    SF09 on Twitter

  45. Bill says:

    I actually hope Vancouver gets shut out. If they score two and that is the deciding goal … very bad.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  46. Propwash says:

    The upside? Two years on a row an original 6 team gets the cup.

  47. punkster says:

    Sedins will never live this down. Luongo will never live this down. Vancouver? It’ll be back page news by the weekend.

    Total implosion by what everyone thought was a talented team with depth and goal tending.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

    • JD_ says:

      It’ll be back page news when the damage from the inevitable mess is cleaned up.

      Fans are creatures of habit. This is ’94 redux.

      Riot police are gonna earn their overtime tonight.

  48. mrhabby says:

    and the habs have to play these guys 6 times……never hear the end of it…pass the rum please.

  49. D Mex says:

    OK guys, here is the definitive observation from my wife :

    – Neely looks constipated … and SHE is from Maple Ridge :-)

    ALWAYS Habs –
    D Mex

  50. Toe Blake says:

    They might as well wear the brown flying V jerseys in the third period. Ugliest uniforms worn by one of the ugliest performing squads. How fitting!!!

  51. JD_ says:

    Br00tal.

    Just br00tal.

    Gonna be a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng summer.

    On a positive note, gonna be a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng summer.

  52. LL says:

    On the bright side, Bruins will be burnt out next season after a Cup win. Good for Habs. (OK, stretchingggggggg)

  53. mrhabby says:

    and the Stanley Cup Champs for 2010-11 are the hated Bruins of Boston ……………make me sick…god almighty.

  54. PrimeTime says:

    Sad part is the Sedins still won’t care!?!

  55. EricInStL says:

    Fans turning on Luongo….not a good sign. Good to know those kind of fans are not only in Montreal.

  56. Bill says:

    I can’t believe that’s a goal.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

    • TomNickle says:

      Why? Perfectly good goal, even if Bergeron did knock Luongo into the net, it was the result of him being tripped up by a Canuck. Good goal, it’s over. Time for all of us to come to terms with the fact that there is no hockey god and that thuggish, cowardly bullies will prevail and influence a good portion of youth hockey players going forward. Tremendous evening.

  57. slychard says:

    I’m feeling sick

  58. Propwash says:

    I can’t believe Boston gets the cup. There is not enough beer in the world to ease the pain.

  59. Mullie01 says:

    How the hell does that count?? I don’t know hockey anymore

  60. TomNickle says:

    If anyone with good means is looking to buy property in Vancouver something tells me Luongo’s condo will be listed for sale by Saturday.

  61. JasonM says:

    I’m happy to say, the Montreal Canadiens were the best opponents the Bruins faced this off-season.

  62. Mr_MacDougall says:

    that shouldn’t count

  63. PrimeTime says:

    LMAO……This whole series has been a joke. What a sad display of hockey. Lord Stanley would be ashamed!

  64. bel33 says:

    It’s over… this is disgusting…. I’m done watching.

  65. EricInStL says:

    The girl behind Vigneault says it all

  66. JasonM says:

    Definitely a punching motion.

    Still pathetic series from Vancouver.

  67. SeriousFan09 says:

    Vancouver… utterly incapable of bringing it when it counts.

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
    SF09 on Twitter

  68. Bill says:

    Help me out with this rule … you can’t run into the goalie and score can you?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  69. punkster says:

    Huh? How is that a goal?

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  70. OneTimer says:

    ugliest goal ever-

  71. Toe Blake says:

    Canucks are such bunglefuckers!

  72. JasonM says:

    Luongo gave the Bruins the series.

  73. AK_PK_Usay says:

    Really, Lou couldnt stop that, WTF

    Edit: Teams losing VS Vancouver must be ashamed… LOL

    Ok, ill be nice, Van is missing some key players where bruins are only missing 1 guy, who shines in OT…

  74. HardHabits says:

    I knew it.


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