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Bruins Win Caps Historic Decade For Boston

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Bruins Captain Zdano Chara hoists the Stanley Cup. (AP)
Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara hoists the Stanley Cup. (AP)

It has been a long time coming, but after Wednesday night's win Bruins fans celebrated the team's first Stanley Cup win in nearly 40 years.

The Bruins downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 Wednesday in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. It was their third win in a Game 7 in this playoff run. Goalie Tim Thomas, who stopped over 200 shots in the series with the Canucks, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff's most valuable player.

"He was, without question, the right choice for series MVP," Bill Littlefield, host of WBUR's Only A Game, told Morning Edition's Bob Oakes. "He was consistent, he was steady, even after the earlier series where he had given up five goals per game to Tampa a couple of times. It never seemed to bother him."

The Bruins win makes the city of Boston the only city in the nation to win a championship in each of the four major sports over the past decade.

"Now we just need the Revolution to come through for us," Littlefield said.

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This program aired on June 16, 2011.

Bob Oakes Senior Correspondent
Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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