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The NHL Final

The Boston Bruins captured their first Stanley Cup in 39 years after beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Finals in Vancouver. Over the seven-game series, the Bruins outscored their opponents 23-8, losing close games in Vancouver, and blowing out the Canucks in Boston. The Bruins finally won in Vancouver, setting off celebrations back in Boston, and riots in Vancouver. ( 40 photos total)

The Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara hoists the Stanley Cup after the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals June 15 in Vancouver. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Chloe Schouela, 2, of Newton cheered the Make Way for Ducklings statues in Boston's Public Garden, which had mysteriously been decorated with Boston Bruins regalia June 1 in honor of the hockey team's first appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in 21 years. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff) #

A statue at the entrance to the Lions Gate Bridge wears a Vancouver Canucks jersey in Vancouver May 25. The NHL team advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 17 years. (Andy Clark/Reuters) #

The Canucks' Daniel Sedin sits on the Bruins' Tim Thomas after a collision in Game 1 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver June 1. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) #

The Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic celebrates after scoring against Vancouver during the second period of Game 2 June 4 in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP) #

The Canucks' Daniel Sedin sails over the Bruins' Tim Thomas in the third period of Game 2 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) #

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas dives into his net during the first period of Game 2 June 4 in Vancouver. (Bruce Bennett/AP/Pool) #

Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates after scoring a goal in overtime to win Game 2 at Rogers Arena June 4 in Vancouver. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

Maxim Lapierre of the Vancouver Canucks and Andrew Ference of the Boston Bruins fight for the puck in front of Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins during Game 2 at Rogers Arena June 4 in Vancouver. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

The Boston Bruins' David Krejci reacts after scoring a goal in the second period during Game 3 June 6 in Boston. (Elise Amendola/AP) #

The Boston Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg and Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler fight in the third period during Game 3 June 6 in Boston. (Winslow Townson/AP) #

The Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron sends the Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler flying with a hit in the first period of Game 4 June 8 in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP) #

The Boston Bruins' Tyler Seguin collides with the Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin during the third period in Game 4 in Boston June 8. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) #

The Vancouver Canucks' Maxim Lapierre celebrates with teammates Alexander Edler and Manny Malhotra after scoring against the Boston Bruins in the third period of Game 5 in Vancouver June 10. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press/AP) #

A crowd gathers to photograph Stephen Doran and his son, James Doran, 12, in his 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme before Game 6 in Boston. (Jessey Dearing for The Boston Globe) #

A Boston Bruins fan is playfully grabbed by a Vancouver Canucks fan prior to Game 6 in downtown Vancouver June 13. (Andy Clark/AP) #

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period during Game 6 June 13 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) #

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo looks for the puck as it crosses the goal line for the Bruins' second goal of the first period during Game 6 June 13 in Boston. (Elsa/AP/Pool) #

Fans watch the Vancouver Canucks play the Boston Bruins in Game 6 in Boston June 13. (Dominick Reuter/Reuters) #

Chris Tanev of the Vancouver Canucks collides with Daniel Paille of the Boston Bruins during Game 6 June 13 in Boston. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) #

The Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton and Tyler Seguin sandwich the Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa during the third period in Game 6 in Boston June 13. (Charles Krupa/AP) #

Before Game 6 on June 13, Tom Gannon of Dorchester, Mass. holds up a piece of the net from the game-winning goal that Bobby Orr scored during the 1970 Stanley Cup Final. Gannon's father was a Boston Police officer and got a piece of the net. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) #

Fans wear their team colors before games in Vancouver June 15 and June 10, respectively. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press/AP) (Elsa/Getty Images) #

Ian Henry takes a picture of himself in front of the Bobby Orr statue at the TD Garden in Boston June 14. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) #

A statue of Lord Stanley is draped in a Vancouver Canucks sweater holding a replica of the Stanley Cup trophy in Vancouver June 14. (Andy Clark/Reuters) #

Vancouver Canucks fans wave Canadian flags prior to Game 7 at Rogers Arena June 15 in Vancouver. (Elsa/Getty Images) #

Vancouver Canucks fans taunt the Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic as he sits in the penalty box in the third period of Game 7 in Vancouver June 15. (Nick Didlick/Reuters) #

Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks falls to the ice after taking a shot during Game 7 at Rogers Arena June 15 in Vancouver. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

The Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand wraps around the goal to score against Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo in the second period of Game 7 June 15 in Vancouver. (Julie Jacobson/AP) #

The Bruins' Zdeno Chara levels the Canucks' Ryan Kessler in front of the Bruins net in Game 7 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) #

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of Game 7 at Rogers Arena June 15 in Vancouver. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) #

Boston Bruins players celebrate with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win the NHL championship in Game 7 of the finals in Vancouver June 15. (Mike Blake/Reuters) #

Vancouver Canucks fans topple a car as they react to their team's loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 in Vancouver June 15. (Mike Carlson/Reuters) #

Vancouver Canucks fans fight during riots after the Canucks lost Game 7 in downtown Vancouver June 15. (Anthony Bolante/Reuters) #

Vancouver Canucks hockey fans riot in downtown Vancouver June 15 following the Vancouver Canucks' loss in game 7. Angry fans ran wild, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press/AP) #

Vancouver Canucks fans loot merchandise through the smashed windows of a Sears store during a riot after Game 7 in Vancouver June 15. (Mike Carlson/Reuters) #

Vancouver Canucks fans watch police cars burn after Game 7 in Vancouver June 15. (Andy Clark/Reuters) #

Bruins fans cheer in North Station while watching a TV screen in the third period as they feel the game getting closer to an end June 15. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) #

Fans celebrate at a sports bar in Saugus, Mass. after the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup June 15. (Jessey Dearing for The Boston Globe) #

Alejandro Garbalosa and Kelley Ryan share a celebratory kiss as the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup Finals June 15 at a bar in Boston. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff) #


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Great photos!

Posted by kerrie December 29, 11 11:54 PM
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