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Highlights of the night: Best of Game 7

Wednesday, 06.15.2011 / 11:20 PM / 2011 Stanley Cup Final - Canucks v Bruins

By Dhiren Mahiban - NHL.com Correspondent

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Highlights of the night: Best of Game 7
Some of the night's memorable moments from the Bruins' Game 7 4-0 victory
VANCOUVER -- The Boston Bruins ended a 39-year Stanley Cup drought with a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each had a pair of goals in the win.

Here are some of the night's memorable moments:

Save of the Game: Despite Tim Thomas' heroics throughout the Stanley Cup Final the save of Game 7 belongs to Zdeno Chara. Early in the second period, with the score still 1-0, Chara attempted a pass, which deflected off the stick of Henrik Sedin and right to a wide open Alexandre Burrows in the slot.

Burrows out-waited Thomas and appeared to have a wide open net to shoot at, but Chara got behind his fallen goaltender, and had the shot deflect off his shin pad.

Shift of the Game: With the game still scoreless, in the first period, the Bruins' fourth line of Gregory Campbell, Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton had the Canucks hemmed in their own zone for a significant period of time. The Bruins didn't score, but Campbell had a couple glorious opportunities.

Stat of the Game: With his save off of Christopher Tanev early in the first period, Tim Thomas passed Kirk McLean for saves in a single playoff run making his 762nd save of the postseason.
McLean recorded the stat during the Vancouver Canucks' run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1994, when he made 761 saves.

Star of the Game: Patrice Bergeron had a pair of goals, including the game winner, leading the charge for the Bruins.

Best Moment of Game: Thomas, a 37-year-old from Flint, Mich., played a significant role in the Bruins' Stanley Cup run and was named the playoff MVP with his name going on the Conn Smythe Trophy.

What's Next: The Bruins will travel back to Boston tomorrow morning as Stanley Cup Champions for the first time since 1972.

As for the Vancouver Canucks, the Presidents' Trophy winners, they'll likely spend the summer thinking about what could've been.

Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres