Cornwall ON – As much as I dislike the Boston Bruins and what they have stood for I have a lot of heart for Tim Thomas who notched a game 7 shut out in what was typical Bruins hockey.
With the refs putting away the whistles the Lightning never had a chance and Boston jumped out early with a seismic hit on Martin St. Louis which established the tempo.
Boston attacked and kept attacking out shooting Tampa 38-24, but the Bruins hit early and hit often including Boychuk hitting Steve Stamkos with a slapper which broke Stamkos’ nose.
Dwayne Roloson put on a show. When Habs cast off Marc-Andre Bergeron logs almost 20 minutes of ice time a goalie has to be on their best.
Stamkos, St. Louis, and Lecavlier were held to 4 shots on goal for the night.
The Stanley Cup final starts Wednesday. And as much as I hate to say it, if I were a betting man I’d put my money on the Bruins. At least Don Cherry will have a lot to talk about during the finals!
It should be an interesting series. Vancouver is a better team than Tampa so they have a fighting chance. It will come down to grit and toughness and whether the officials actually enforce the rules or put their whistles away like they did in game 7.
What do you think Hockey fans? You can post your comments below.