5.27.2011

Eastern Conference Finals: Game 7 Recap

As predicted, Game 7 was one of the best games of the 2010-2011 NHL season. Both Tim Thomas and Dwayne Roloson played out of their minds. However, Thomas did not win the game by himself and Roloson did not lose the game. In fact, I don't think that anyone can flat out say that Tampa Bay lost the game, Boston simply had lady luck on their side. Neither of the offenses were really able to break the other team's defense except for the one unfortunate lapse by the Lightning blue liners. As Tim Thomas said in his postgame interview, the game came down to the play of Boston's defense especially that of Zedeno Chara. In the last minute alone, he blocked multiple shots and prevented the last two Tampa entry attempts. Both teams played extremely hard and had their fair share of opportunities; it was anyone's game to win. In the end, Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton crashed the net in the 3rd period to score the first and only goal of the game securing his team's spot in the Stanley Cup finals. Boston and Vancouver will open the series in Vancouver Wednesday night. All I hope is that the Stanley Cup Final is as exciting as the Eastern Conference Finals Game 7.

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