|The Boston Globe|
Boston came back from three Game 7's and survived, including the finals, something that is unheard of in today's post-seasons. It's a heavy workload nowadays with the physicality of an intense playoff series going a full 7 games, winning one is a great accomplishment. But to do that 2 more times, against Montreal and Tampa Bay respectively, shows you the resilience of a champion.
Another notable thing from this series that it was announced right before the game that it was going to be ice warrior's Mark Recchi's last appearance in a hockey uniform. He became a valuable teammate on and off the ice while providing a gritty style of hockey earning the nickname "wreckin' ball". It's great to see him win his 4th and final Stanley Cup to go out on a high note.
It was also nice to see the tallest member of the NHL and second European-born captain lift the Cup over his head. Chara, a Slovak, has gotten the Bruins over the hump and into the promised land.
It's been 39 years since the Bruins last won the Stanley Cup. Another championship drought has ended. It's Boston's 6th Stanley Cup championship in their 87 year history. Congratulations to them.