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Cup fever at Great Woods

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  June 8, 2011 12:14 PM

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Last night wasn't the first time that Phish celebrated a Stanley Cup run by the Bruins.

Way back in 1991, when the Bruins played the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Wales Conference Final, the Vermont band paid tribute to Cam Neely during a May 3 show at the Somerville Theater, dedicating several songs to the Bruins star forward. One song in particular, "Harpua," featured a narrative in which the song's protagonist, Jimmy, watched Neely win the Stanley Cup.

Sadly, Jimmy's real-life dream went unfulfilled. The Bruins fell to Pittsburgh in six games.

At Great Woods last night, the band joined a sellout crowd in an impromptu chant of "Let's go Bruins" midway through the second set. Even lead guitarist Trey Anastasio, a rabid Flyers fan, joined in the act.


Will Jimmy get his wish 20 years later?

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Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children. Comments and suggestions for the best Buffalo wing spots are encouraged.

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