The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks by a 4-0 score on Wednesday night to win their sixth Stanley Cup title, and their first since 1972. Boston controlled the game from the opening faceoff.
Tim Thomas was stellar once again with his shutout performance in Game 7. Thomas was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner for the Most Valuable Player in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Vancouver has now been to the Stanley Cup Finals on three separate occasions, and have come up empty-handed each time. Lack of discipline and the vanishing act of the Canucks' best scorers contributed to this loss in the series.
Boston very easily could have one each and every game in this series. They were the better team, and deserve all of the credit for winning the Stanley Cup. Congratulatios to the Boston Bruins' organization on a great year.
After the game was over, the people of Vancouver took to the streets in a riot. Cars were burned and flipped over, and there have been reports that people have died in this riot.
There is no greater act of idiocy than what some of the people in Vancouver did after losing in Game 7. At the end of the day, it's a hockey game. Is that really worth a human life? No.
The city of Vancouver should be ashamed of itself. If it's that bad, they probably don't need to have a team.