Good job by Bruins' D sacrificing the body.
Mike Lantry, 1972
Good job by Bruins' D sacrificing the body.
They're going to add pressure to Vancouver as the game goes on if they can't tie this thing up soon
Wrap around goal Boston up 2-0
2 - 0 Boston. I don't see Vancouver putting 2 past Thomas to come back.
This crowd is about to enter full on Panic Mode. We'll see if Vancouver can play aggressive or panicky from here on out
Vancouver is going to riot either way.
First PP of the game, and Vancouver gets the man advantage. Hope they can get a goal & put some pressure on.
Shortie for Boston. Put a fork in Vancouver, they're done. :(
Incredibly weak goal to let in.
Under review though.
Not a whole lot he can do about that - got run into, but it was his D-man's fault, so no goalie interference. Can't give up a breakaway like that, esp on the PP.
There is nothing he can do about two guys sliding into him and the puck happening to slide in behind them
he could have flicked it away with it.
This game is about to get ugly, and the city of Vancouver is about to get ugly...
Nah. Rioting after a loss is an East Lansing thing.
Nah. Typical west coast city. They're a lot like Seattle. They'll shrug their shoulders and return to their lattes.
That's the strangest goal I've ever seen. Yikes. This one is over.
Reviewed and good goal. Definitely over now. Really glad to see Vancouver lose
LOLuongo strikes again.
Lebrongo. Looks like he won't have to show up for the fourth period either.
3 zip, Bruins lead. Tough night for Luongo, it hasn't so much been bad goals this time; Boston's just plain the better team.
How the hell have you been? How is school going?
Doing quite well. Semester wrapped up pretty favorably, and now I'm on summer break. Took a bit of time off to visit friends & family, and now I am buckling down to some research projects - one on literacy in Late Antiquity, the other a translation thing.
How've you been? I've enjoyed the softball recruiting posts, looks like there's some promising talent there.
myself. Getting ready to start my Master's program and doing the coaching thing. Im trying to get my team ready for the State (Michigan) finals in a few weeks.
I have two more recruiting posts to write but I am so busy. Hutch just keeps on re-loading. The next two kids on the list are studs. I am so looking forward to fall ball.
State finals, eh? Good luck there! Hope your team rolls!
There is another dirty hit
3-0 i love it
Best five-on-five team in the league with terrible special teams and a team that does things like slam someone's head into the stancheon. Keeping the whistles in your pocket for both the game 7s they've been in is not somehow even, it's officiating in favor of Boston. Make no mistake, Vancouver would have lost this game anyway, but still...
Hasn't Vancouver had 3 powerplays?
On at least five or six penalties.
Considering Vancouver deserved about 3 separate penalties on their last powerplay and somehow nothing was called, I don't think you can say that's accurate. The officiating in this series has been brutal, but tonight's been bad for both sides.
I don't know. I think you have to let the boys play in the deciding game
Boston has a lot of guys that are candidates for the Conn Smythe, but I'd be absolutely shocked if Tim Thomas isn't carrying it in about 20 mins from now.
Even if Vancouver had won tonight, he'd have been among the leading candidates. Shutting out game 7, it's a done deal.
Boston will have won titles in all four major sports in the last five years. That's just insane. I'm not sure if that's ever happened before, even in multi-team cities like New York and L.A.
Bill Simmons can never again write an article about long-suffering New Englanders.
Pats 2005, Sox 07, Celtics 08.
The other closest I know is Chicago had done it in a 25 year span (85 Bears, Bulls 90's, Sox 2005, Hawks 2010) Anyone done it closer together?
It makes it a little more impressive to think that Detroit had the Wings and the Pistons win within a 5 year span as well as the Tigers making a World Series.
But for a city with all 4 major sports...this is pretty much an unprecedented run of success.
Oh that's right. I was thinking the Pats' last title was in '07.
New York pulled it off in around 12 years or so from the Jets' Super Bowl to the Islanders' first Stanley Cup in 1980. The Knicks and Yankees/Mets won titles in between then. But even then, obviously, there were some NY area franchises that never won it all.
New York also came close in 1990-96, winning in football (Giants), baseball (Yankees) and hockey (Rangers/Devils), and the Knicks made game 7 of the NBA Finals, but lost.
So if you're going 25 years for Chicago, you can go 21 for New York. But it's not like there can be a long list of cities to accomplish this, because how many towns have a hockey team and the big 3? And how many of those have only had it since the expansion of the last 10-20 years? I mean, over time, even the LIONS made a conference final.
Edit: I forgot the Islanders. So Knicks, then various Mets/Yankees, Islanders, Giants...that makes for maybe 13 years.
What is he going to write about in half his columns now?
Let's not forget that the New England Revolution have reached the MLS Cup Final four times without a single victory to show it. That's at least a year's worth of columns.
Empty netter for Boston to go up4-0
Empty netter for Boston, and you can make it official. Congratulations to Boston, and especially Tim Thomas. He was truly sensational.
According to CBC, Boston will become the first team to win 3 Game 7s during the NHL Playoffs en route to a Stanley Cup Victory. That's nuts.
You have to love the respect hockey fans show the Cup - even when the visiting team locks up the Cup, no one leaves early. You stay & honor the most beautiful trophy in the world.
Wheres that dude with the "canada....americas hat" avitar whem you need him?
PS: i wish this Longo had played in the Olympics
The one thing all hockey fans share: hatred for Bettman.
All the fans are doing is booing. Go Home Sore losers!
They're booing Bettman, not Boston.