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2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Final

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Final has begun. Follow former New York Islanders by checking back daily for news and updates.


NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Final

   vs.  
No. 1 West                         No. 3 East

               Bruins won series over Canucks 4-3

The Boston Bruins had struggled at Rogers Arena in the first three games of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. So, injured Nathan Horton made the trip to Vancouver to not only provide emotional support, but he helped bring a little bit of Boston to the ice. Horton walked out to the Boston bench before the game, and poured some water onto the ice. He said it was some "dirty water" from Boston, in honor of the song played after victories at TD Garden.
The magic Roberto Luongo displayed at Rogers Arena throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs wasn't there when the Canucks needed it most. Luongo's performance in Game 7 won't be remembered for any soft goals or blunders. But on a night when he needed to be perfect, Luongo allowed three goals on 20 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. It was just Luongo's fourth loss at home in 14 games during this postseason.
Former Islanders

Vancouver Canucks
Roberto Luongo (drafted 4th overall in 1997, split the 1999-2000 season with NYI and the Lowell Lock Monsters)
     * 25 games, 2.56 GAA, .914 SV%
Raffi Torres (split 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons between NYI and BST)
     * 23 games, 3 goals (1 GW), 4 assists, +2 rating, 28 PIM, 20 shots
Jeff Tambellini (split 5 seasons from 2005-06 to 2009-10 between NYI and BST)
     * 6 games, -3 rating, 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots
Boston Bruins
Zdeno Chara (drafted in 1996 & played 4 seasons)
     * 24 games, 2 goals (1 PPG), 7 assists, +16 rating, 34 PIM, 62 shots

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