Tonight, the Boston Bruins decisively beat the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0. Wasn’t even close.
Vancouver’s D-men really took the team out of the series. First, Aaron Ross was suspended for the series because he cleaned the clock of Nathan Horton in Game 3, and in Game 6, Mason Raymond got ram-rodded into the boards and – get this- cracked vertebra that are behind his stomach. Too weird. The point being, that losing both D-men left the Canucks in a seriously deficient posture for winning the Cup in a 7-game series.
But: give credit where credit is due: Tim Thomas, Goalie for Boston, caught fire in the Eastern Conference Finals against Tampa Bay. And the Bruins rode his back all the way to winning the Cup. Thomas stopped everything that came his way. Also credit the defensive play from those in front of Thomas; frequently, those 5 in front of him stopped pucks long before they got close to the crease of Thomas.
Also, give credit to Boston: they won 3 out of 4 series by winning a Game 7: and the Stanley Cup was won on the road. Not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Very impressive.
Congratulations to the Boston Bruins! Unfortunately, this is now begins the low, and quiet season of the year in sports: can’t wait for College Football to begin…August? Definitely in September!