The Boston Bruins are the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions.
What? How did that happen?
There are lots of reasons why hockey fans might be in shock. The Vancouver Canucks were supposed to win the Stanley Cup.
The Canucks were the NHL’s best team in the regular season. They had home-ice advantage, and history on their side. Aren’t Canadian teams destined to win the Stanley Cup the year after hosting the Olympics?
No team had ever won the Stanley Cup after being pushed to seven games in three rounds. Why would these Boston Bruins be any different?
In Stanley Cup Finals history, home teams were 12-3 in Game 7, and Roberto Luongo had been playing great at home.
As the city of Vancouver cleans up the mess left by a few hundred hooligans, Vancouver Canucks fans are also left wondering why their team didn’t win the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup.
Here are 6 reasons why the Canucks lost to Boston in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.