All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.
Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.
Fans can tune in at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.
In what is considered the most exciting time in all of sports, Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final pitted the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins, who were both looking to end long championship droughts. Vancouver was trying to win its first-ever Stanley Cup after 40 years as an NHL franchise, while the B's were aiming to raise the Cup for the first time since beating the New York Rangers in 1972.
Many hockey experts will maintain that Stanley Cups are won off the strength of your goaltender and Tim Thomas of the Bruins proved this theory to be true by foiling the Canucks once again for his second shutout of the Cup Final with a 4-0 victory. Second-liners Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand provided the entire offense for Boston as their Bruins teammates lifted the Stanley Cup in front of the Rogers Arena crowd, becoming the first road team to win a game in the series. Thomas' 37 saves helped earn him the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Final as well as helping him establish records for most saves in a single postseason (798) and a Stanley Cup Final (238). The 849 shots that Thomas faced throughout the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs was also an NHL record.