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2010-11 Stanley Cup Champion To Be Decided Wednesday In Game 7

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NEW YORK (June 14, 2011) -- The Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins will face off in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final Wednesday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver (8 p.m., ET, CBC, NBC, RDS), the pinnacle of a series and post-season typified by intense competition, unpredictability, late-game heroics and wild momentum shifts.

Wednesday's showdown will mark the seventh Game 7 of the 2011 post-season, matching the total from 1994 as the most in playoff history. The home team has prevailed in five of the six previous games and five of the six were decided by one goal.

Regardless of the outcome, History Will Be Made for one club and its passionate following. The Canucks, celebrating their 40th anniversary in the NHL, are in quest of their first Stanley Cup. The Bruins are vying for their first championship in 39 years.

The Bruins will tie a playoff record by playing their third Game 7 of this post-season, having eliminated the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning on home ice in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals and Final, respectively, and have a chance to become the first club in League history to win three Game 7s in one year. The 1993 Toronto Maple Leafs and 2002 Colorado Avalanche, the only previous clubs to appear in three, won their first two appearances and were eliminated in Game 7 of the Conference Finals.

The Canucks will be making their second Game 7 appearance in 2011, having dethroned the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks with a 2-1 overtime victory in the Western Conference Quarterfinals on a goal by Alex Burrows at 5:22.

The Canucks and Bruins will contest the 16th Game 7 in a Stanley Cup Final. The home team has posted a 12-3 record in the 15 previous games. The Canucks have made one appearance, dropping a 3-2 decision to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in 1994. The Bruins have never contested a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final.

Four Boston players have appeared in at least seven career Game 7s, led by 43-year-old right wing Mark Recchi, who is set to participate in his 11th career game -- the most among active NHL players. Recchi's appearance Wednesday will make him one of nine players with at least 11 career Game 7s, joining Patrick Roy and Scott Stevens (13); Glenn Anderson, Ken Daneyko and Stephane Yelle (12); and Dave Andreychuk, Doug Gilmour and Al MacInnis (11).

Forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin have played in a team-leading five Game 7s for the Canucks.

Game 7 Results, 2010-11 Stanley Cup Playoffs  
Date Result Notes
4/26/2011 Buffalo 2 at Philadelphia 5 Flyers chased Sabres starter Ryan Miller
4/26/2011 Chicago 1 at Vancouver 2 (OT) Chicago's Toews tied it late, Canucks' Burrows wins it in OT
4/27/2011 Montreal 3 at Boston 4 (OT) Nathan Horton scored his second OT goal of the series
4/27/2011 Tampa Bay 1 at Pittsburgh 0 Dwayne Roloson made 36 saves for the shutout
5/12/2011 Detroit 2 at San Jose 3 Sharks prevailed in sixth one-goal game of the series
5/27/2011 Tampa Bay 0 at Boston 1 Nathan Horton scored second Game 7 GWG in a month
     
Game 7 Results, Stanley Cup Final  
Year Result Notes
1942 Detroit 1 at Toronto 3 Three goals in third period overcame 1-0 deficit
1945 Toronto 2 at Detroit 1 Babe Pratt's power-play goal in third period broke 1-1 tie
1950 NY Rangers 3 at Detroit 4 (2OT) First Game 7 in Final decided in overtime
1954 Montreal 1 at Detroit 2 (OT) Most recent Game 7 in Final decided in overtime
1955 Montreal 1 at Detroit 3 Alex Delvecchio scored two; Gordie Howe added the other
1964 Detroit 0 at Toronto 4 Leafs' third straight Cup win; Johnny Bower recorded shutout
1965 Chicago 0 at Montreal 4 All goals in first period; Gump Worsley recorded the shutout
1971 Montreal 3 at Chicago 2 Henri Richard scored game-winner in third period
1987 Philadelphia 1 at Edmonton 3 Oilers tallied one goal in each period to overcome early deficit
1994 Vancouver 2 at NY Rangers 3 Mark Messier scored game-winner in second period
2001 New Jersey 1 at Colorado 3 Alex Tanguay had three points; Ray Bourque gets first Cup
2003 Anaheim 0 at New Jersey 3 Home clubs won all Final games for the first time since 1965
2004 Calgary 1 at Tampa Bay 2 Ruslan Fedotenko scored both Tampa Bay goals
2006 Edmonton 1 at Carolina 3 Frantisek Kaberle scored the game-winner in second period
2009 Pittsburgh 2 at Detroit 1 Maxime Talbot scored both Pittsburgh goals


RECORDS IN GAME 7  (6-4)   RECORDS IN GAME 7  (11-10)
4/26/11, Western Conference QF vs. Chicago
(CHI 1 at VAN 2, OT)
  5/27/11, Eastern Conference Final vs. Tampa Bay
(TB 0 at BOS 1)
4/24/07, Western Conference QF vs. Dallas
(DAL 1 at VAN 4)
  4/27/11, Eastern Conference QF vs. Montreal
(MTL 3 at BOS 4, OT)
4/19/04, Western Conference QF vs. Calgary (CGY 3 at VAN 2, OT)   5/14/10, Eastern Conference SF vs. Philadelphia
(PHI 4 at BOS 3)
5/8/03, Western Conference SF vs. Minnesota (MIN 4 at VAN 2)   5/14/09, Eastern Conference SF vs. Carolina
(CAR 3 at BOS 2, OT)
4/22/03, Western Conference QF vs. St. Louis (STL 1 at VAN 4)   4/21/08, Eastern Conference QF vs. Montreal
(BOS 0 at MTL 5)
5/19/95, Western Conference QF vs. St. Louis (VAN 5 at STL 3)   4/19/04, Eastern Conference QF vs. Montreal
(MTL 2 at BOS 0)
6/14/94, Stanley Cup Final vs. NY Rangers
(VAN 2 at NYR 3)
  4/29/94, Eastern Conference QF vs. Montreal
(MTL 3 at BOS 5)
4/30/94, Western Conference QF vs. Calgary
(VAN 4 at CGY 3, 2OT)
  5/1/92, Adams Division SF vs. Buffalo
(BUF 2 at BOS 3)
4/30/92, Smythe Division SF vs. Winnipeg
(WPG 0 at VAN 5)
  4/29/91, Adams Division Final vs. Montreal
(MTL 1 at BOS 2)
4/15/89, Smythe Division SF vs. Calgary
(VAN 3 at CGY 4, OT)
  4/17/90, Adams Division Semifinal vs. Hartford
(HFD 1 at BOS 3)
    5/14/88, Prince of Wales Conference Final vs. New Jersey (N.J. 2 at BOS 6)
    4/24/83, Adams Division Final vs. Buffalo (BUF 2 at BOS 3, OT)
    4/25/82, Adams Division Final vs. Quebec (QUE 2 at BOS 1)
    5/10/79, Semifinal vs. Montreal (BOS 4 at MTL 5, OT)
    4/25/76, Quarterfinal vs. Los Angeles (L.A. 0 at BOS 3)
    4/18/71, Quarterfinal vs. Montreal (MTL 4 at BOS 2)
    4/7/59, Semifinal vs. Toronto (TOR 3 at BOS 2)
    4/8/52, Semifinal vs. Montreal (BOS 1 at MTL 3)
    4/3/45, Semifinal vs. Detroit (BOS 3 at DET 5)
    4/3/41, Semifinal vs. Toronto (TOR 1 at BOS 2)
    4/2/39, Semifinal vs. NY Rangers (NYR 1 at BOS 2, 3OT)



All-time individual Game 7 stats
Skaters GP W-L G A Pts.   Skaters GP W-L G A Pts.
Andrew Alberts 1 1-0 0 0 0   Patrice Bergeron 5 2-3 0 1 1
Keith Ballard 1 1-0 0 0 0   Johnny Boychuk 3 2-1 1 1 2
Kevin Bieksa 2 2-0 0 0 0   Gregory Campbell 2 2-0 0 0 0
Alex Burrows 2 2-0 2 0 2   Zdeno Chara 7 2-5 0 2 2
Alexander Edler 1 1-0 0 0 0   Andrew Ference 8 4-4 1 3 4
Christian Ehrhoff 2 2-0 0 2 2   Shane Hnidy 3 0-3 0 0 0
Tanner Glass 1 1-0 0 0 0   Nathan Horton 2 2-0 2 0 2
Dan Hamhuis 1 1-0 0 0 0   Tomas Kaberle 7 5-2 0 2 2
Jannik Hansen 2 2-0 0 0 0   Chris Kelly 2 2-0 1 0 1
Chris Higgins 2 2-0 0 0 0   David Krejci 4 2-2 0 2 2
Ryan Kesler 1 1-0 0 1 1   Milan Lucic 5 2-3 3 1 4
Maxim Lapierre 4 4-0 0 1 1   Brad Marchand 2 2-0 0 1 1
Victor Oreskovich 1 1-0 0 0 0   Adam McQuaid 2 2-0 0 1 1
Mason Raymond 1 1-0 0 1 1   Daniel Paille 3 2-1 0 0 0
Sami Salo 4 2-2 0 1 1   Rich Peverley 2 2-0 0 1 1
Mikael Samuelsson 3 2-1 1 0 1   Mark Recchi 10 6-4 3 4 7
Daniel Sedin 5 3-2 0 2 2   Michael Ryder 5 3-2 1 1 2
Henrik Sedin 5 3-2 2 2 4   Tyler Seguin 1 1-0 0 0 0
Raffi Torres 2 1-1 0 1 1   Dennis Seidenberg 5 4-1 0 3 3
              Shawn Thornton 4 1-3 0 0 0


Goalies GP Mins W-L GAA SO Sv%   Goalies GP Mins W-L GAA SO Sv%
Roberto Luongo 2 125 2-0 0.96 0 .962   Tim Thomas 4 264 2-2 2.50 1 .917
Cory Schneider 0 0  0 n/a 0 n/a   Tuukka Rask 1 59 0-1 4.08 0 .852


Roberto Luongo         Tim Thomas      
Date Score Dec. Shots   Date Score Dec. Shots
4/26/2011 CHI 1 at VAN 2 (OT) Win 32   5/27/11 TB 0 at BOS 1 Win 24
4/23/2007 DAL 1 at VAN 4 Win 20   4/27/11 MTL 3 at BOS 4 (OT) Win 37
          5/14/09 CAR 3 at BOS 2 (OT) Loss 37
      4/21/08 BOS 0 at MTL 5 Loss 35
           
    Tuukka Rask      
    Date Score Dec. Shots
          5/14/10 PHI 4 at BOS 3 Loss 27
                 
  Coach Alain Vigneault (2-0)       Coach Claude Julien (3-3)    
Date Score Dec.     Date Score Dec.  
4/26/2011 CHI 1 at VAN 2 (OT) Win     5/27/2011 TB 0 at BOS 1 Win  
4/23/2007 DAL 1 at VAN 4 Win     4/27/2011 MTL 3 at BOS 4 (OT) Win  
          5/14/2010 PHI 4 at BOS 3 Loss  
          5/14/2009 CAR 3 at BOS 2 (OT) Loss  
          4/21/2008 BOS 0 at MTL 5 Loss  
          4/19/2004 MTL 2 at BOS 0 Win
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