2011 Stanley Cup Finals

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The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL), and the culmination of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.wikipedia
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2011 Stanley Cup playoffs

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The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL), and the culmination of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.
The first game of the Finals was held on June 1, while the deciding seventh game was held on June 15.

Vancouver Canucks

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The Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins defeated the Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks four games to three.
In its NHL history, the team has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals three times, losing to the New York Islanders in 1982, the New York Rangers in 1994 and the Boston Bruins in 2011.

2019 Stanley Cup Finals

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As of the 2018–19 season, this was the last Stanley Cup Finals to feature a Canadian team and was also the last time that the Finals went the full seven games until 2019.
This was a rematch of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, which Boston won in four, the fourth consecutive Finals to both involve at least one team vying for its first championship and end with the champion clinching the Cup on the road, and the first time since 2011 where the Finals went the full seven games.

Roberto Luongo

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On the other hand, while posting two shutouts in Vancouver, Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo was replaced with the backup Cory Schneider twice in three games in Boston.
In the subsequent 2010–11 season, he helped the Canucks to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals but lost to the Boston Bruins.

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It also allowed Boston to join Philadelphia as being the only cities to have had all of their teams play in each of the four major North American professional sports leagues' title rounds since 2000, following the Patriots in Super Bowls XXXVI in 2002, XXXVIII in 2004, XXXIX in 2005, XLII in 2008, XLVI in 2012, and XLIX in 2015, and winning all of them, except Super Bowl XLII and XLVI, the Red Sox winning World Series titles in (ending the Curse of the Bambino),, and, and the Celtics in the NBA Finals in and and winning in 2008.
Since the turn of the century, Boston's professional sports teams have won twelve championships: six by the Patriots (Super Bowls XXXVI (2001), XXXVIII (2003), XXXIX (2004), XLIX (2014), LI (2016), and LIII (2018)), four by the Red Sox (,, and ) and one each by the Celtics and the Bruins (2011) respectively.

Boston Bruins

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The Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins defeated the Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks four games to three.
Boston then defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1990 to face the Vancouver Canucks.

Chris Kelly (ice hockey)

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Mark Recchi scored two of them; Brad Marchand and Daniel Paille each scored shorthanded; and Andrew Ference, David Krejci, Chris Kelly and Michael Ryder each tallied one of the other four.
He was a member of the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup-winning team.

David Krejčí

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Mark Recchi scored two of them; Brad Marchand and Daniel Paille each scored shorthanded; and Andrew Ference, David Krejci, Chris Kelly and Michael Ryder each tallied one of the other four.
He was part of the Bruins' Stanley Cup win in 2011 and led the NHL in points during the 2011 and 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Mark Recchi

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Boston responded with two goals in the second period, one by Milan Lucic and a power play goal by Mark Recchi.
In Game 2 of the 2011 Finals, at the age of 43, Recchi became the oldest player ever to score in a Stanley Cup Finals series.

Claude Julien (ice hockey)

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Still, Boston head coach Claude Julien, Patrice Bergeron, and the rest of the Bruins refused to make it an excuse for not winning the game.
In 2011 he coached the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals, against the Vancouver Canucks, winning in 7 games, guiding Boston to their 6th franchise Stanley Cup title.

Raffi Torres

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Raffi Torres's goal with 18.5 seconds left in regulation broke a scoreless tie to give the Canucks the victory.
After a brief stint with the Sabres in 2009–10, he signed with the Canucks and played one year for them where they reached the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

Milan Lucic

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Boston responded with two goals in the second period, one by Milan Lucic and a power play goal by Mark Recchi.
Three years later, he won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins.

Zdeno Chára

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He is also the second European-born and raised captain to win the Stanley Cup (in 2011), and the first born and trained in a country within the Iron Curtain.

Dennis Seidenberg

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Dennis Marvin Seidenberg (born 18 July 1981) is a former German professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, and Boston Bruins, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Nathan Horton

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At 05:07 into the first period, Vancouver's Aaron Rome received a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct for a blindside hit to the head of Boston's Nathan Horton.
He won the Stanley Cup in 2011 with the Boston Bruins.

Johnny Boychuk

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Vancouver's Mason Raymond suffered a fractured vertebra 20 seconds into the game on an awkward hit into the boards by Johnny Boychuk, and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment.
In 2011, he was a part of the Bruins' Stanley Cup Championship team.

Stanley Cup Finals

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The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL), and the culmination of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Manny Malhotra

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The game featured the return of Vancouver's Manny Malhotra, who had not played a game since March 16, when he suffered a severe eye injury after taking a puck to the face.
Despite having lost a significant amount of his vision, he returned the same year to compete in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

Michael Ryder

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Mark Recchi scored two of them; Brad Marchand and Daniel Paille each scored shorthanded; and Andrew Ference, David Krejci, Chris Kelly and Michael Ryder each tallied one of the other four.
He won the Stanley Cup in 2011 with the Boston Bruins.

Tyler Seguin

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Seguin was selected second overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins and went on to win the 2011 Stanley Cup in his rookie season.

Maxim Lapierre

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Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and Maxim Lapierre scored the game's only goal to give Vancouver a 3–2 series lead.
Two months later, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks and helped the team to the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the Boston Bruins.

Bruins–Canadiens rivalry

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In their 33rd postseason meeting, Boston eliminated their bitter rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in the first round of the playoffs in seven games.
The Bruins made it all the way to the Finals, beating the Vancouver Canucks to bring the sixth Stanley Cup victory in Bruins' history to Boston.

Christian Ehrhoff

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During his two seasons with the club, he won back-to-back Babe Pratt Trophies as the team's top defenceman and helped them to the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the Boston Bruins.

Tim Thomas (ice hockey)

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Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs.

TD Garden

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Boston defeated Vancouver 5–2 in front of a roaring TD Garden crowd to force a deciding game seven, the 16th in Finals history.
It hosted games 3, 4, and 6 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals and the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals for the Bruins, Games 1, 2, 5, and 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals for the Bruins, and games 1, 2, and 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals and games 3, 4, and 5 of the 2010 NBA Finals for the Celtics.