Warning: What you are about to read was written by a fanatical Boston Bruins Fan, so what you are about to encounter may appear biased, gloaty, and unsportsmanlike at times.
THE BRUINS WON THE STANLEY CUP! THE BRUINS WON THE CUP! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 39 YEARS, THE BRUINS ARE THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! OMG. OMG. OMG. WHERE DO I ORDER MY T-SHIRT? THE BRUINS WON THE CUP!
I STILL CAN'T FREAKING BELIEVE THE BRUINS WON THE CUP!
It feels so good to write that. And by the way, that last "freaking" one wasn't from me, that was some random guy on Twitter. But it could have been me. Because EVERY Bruins fan in the world seemed to be tweeting about the game last night.
In fact, Bruins fans dominated social media in much of the same way that the Bruins dominated the Canucks on the ice in points and saves.
5 more minutes until the Bruins game. They HAVE to win this or it's all over. I wasn't this nervous at either of my weddings.
so nervous so nervous so nervous sooo nervouuuussss omfg omfg omfg omfg . we get first goal and i'll feel better. come on bruins, PLEASE.
Let's go @bruins! We want the cup!
Hey we go @Bruins...let's bring this one home!
Hockey is not unlike any other sport in this regard, but talking about it was especially therapeutic to Boston fans because of the length of time both teams have gone without a cup. For Vancouver, the last time was never, which made the ending shots of Canucks sitting bench-side teary eyed with their heads in their hands bittersweet to even the most diehard of B's fans. They were the favored team and outshined the Bruins in skill playing, hands down.
But the Bruins still managed to shut them down, thanks to two goals each by rookie Brad Marchand and star forward Patrice Bergeron, of finger-biting fame.
Justice at #StanleyCup for bergeron...they tried to eat his finger in game 2, tonight he scores first Boston goal in game 7
Can't wait to see the episode of Quantum Leap where Wayne Gretzky leaps into Brad Marchand's body.
But the real Super Star of the Night, 37-year-old goaltender Tim Thomas, who not only robbed the Canucks of numerous opportunities but won the Conn Smythe trophy, the MPV Award for the series. After last night's game, Thomas set a record for the most saves ever in a Stanley Cup playoff game.
Vancouver police have turned to Plan B to stop this madness [the riots]. They've called Tim Thomas into action considering he's stopped everything else.
And another pretty amazing record was set too: Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara, who stands at 6-foot-9, hoisted that silver beauty higher than any other team captain in NHL history.
I just want to watch Chara with the Cup over and over again. It cracks me up
Chara's noises screaming with the Cup....priceless "Daaaaaaaahhhhhh" "Dahhhhhhhhhh" "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
Zdeno Chara. Possibly the tallest and happiest man right about now!
And the tweets and status updates keep coming today and probably won't stop for a good long while. A big man, a big win, a big day in Boston.
Did you watch the game? Are you devastated or celebrating today?
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