Once again, it's the home team that has reigned supreme in the Stanley Cup Final.
With the Boston Bruins
' 4-0 win against the Vancouver Canucks
in Game 4 at TD Garden on Wednesday night, home clubs improved to 4-0 in the Stanley Cup Final for the third consecutive season.
In 2009, the home team won the first six games before the Pittsburgh Penguins
beat the Detroit Red Wings
in Game 7 at Joe Louis Arena. In 2010, the home team was 5-0 until Patrick Kane
's goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks
over the Philadelphia Flyers
in overtime of Game 6 at the Wells Fargo Center.
In the 20 years prior to 2009, the home team won the first four games just once. That happened in 2003, when the New Jersey Devils
beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in seven games.
With Boston's win on Wednesday night, home teams improved to 15-2 in the Stanley Cup Final since 2009.