Brace yourself, the Boston Bruins, yes; the team that all New Englanders consider second fiddle to the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots are headed to Vancouver for Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Doesn’t that seem odd or unusual?
It does, especially since the Black and Gold haven’t encountered a game of this magnitude in their franchise history. Although, if there’s ever a time to end their 39-year-old drought, it’s now, especially against the New York Yankees on ice.
On Monday, Boston took care of business, as they recorded four goals in a span of four minutes in the first period. Cory Schneider replaced the talkative Roberto Luongo and finished the game with two goals allowed and 30-saves. However, his effort wasn’t enough to keep Vancouver in position to win their first Stanley Cup, as the Canucks registered just two goals by Henrik Sedin and Maxim Lapierre.
Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic, Andrew Ference, Michael Ryder and David Krejci all recorded goals for the Bruins, while Tim Thomas recorded 36-of-38 shots between the pipes.
Game 7 is Wednesday in British Columbia and yes; it’s for all the marbles. The Canucks are 3-0 at home this series and certainly, they’d like to make it a perfect, 4-for-4.