The Boston Bruins are the new Stanley Cup Champions, having outclassed the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the NHL finals.
Netminder Tim Thomas was instrumental in a 4-0 shutout against the hosts in Vancouver, making 37 saves to help the Massachusetts men lift their first title in 39 years.
After the game, the goalie was awarded with Conn Smythe as the play-offs’ most valuable player.
“If they got any chances, Timmy was there,” Boston’s Mark Recchi said. “It was just scary how good he was.”
Knowing their goals were secured, Thomas’s partners produced some solid performance in front, with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each scored twice on the night.
Boston lifted the Stanley Cup for the sixth time in history. Previously, the Bruins triumphed in 1929, 1939, 1941, 1970 and 1972.
Vancouver had led the series 2-0 and 3-2, so the overall loss upset the local fans, with riot police forced to move in after cars were set on fire.