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Bruins walk into Vancouver and walk away with the Cup

Photo courtesy of rtrsports.com. Tim Thomas (pictured above) was magnificent in holding a potent Canucks offense to 0 goals in Game 7.

By Nick Craddock

Tim Thomas finally stole a game in Vancouver. Turns out, it was the only game that mattered.

Thomas, who became only the second American-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs’ most valuable player, completed his stellar series (make that season) by backstopping the Boston Bruins to a 4-0 win in game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals and their first championship since 1972.

Thomas played phenomenal in the previous three games in Vancouver, but his team only managed two goals versus his topsy-turvy counterpart Roberto Luongo. Luongo, normally a rock at home, was suspect in game 7. The Bruins’ second and third goals were particularly chintzy, and it appeared that Luongo may have had more of a hand in putting those goals in his net rather than keeping them out. Continue reading

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Bruins even the series with another blowout

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Tim Thomas (pictured above) has been outstanding and a main reason why Boston has been able to get back into the series.

By Nick Craddock

We have a series again.

After the Bruins dismantled the Vancouver Canucks 8-1 in game 3, which didn’t even require a blog post (mainly because I was out enjoying the summer weather — I can’t stay Canadian and pale forever, you know?), the Bruins thoroughly outplayed the Canucks en route to a 4-0 victory in game 4. Now, the series becomes a best-of-three for the right to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. Continue reading