With Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight, there is one thing the Bruins, the Blues and even the fans have in common, and it is the fact they are all looking forward to the slugfest that is going to ensue in the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
Whoever wins will be crowned the champions and get to bring home what can only be considered as the most glorified trophy in sports. While the Bruins are laser-focused and ready to get on the ice tonight at 8pm. The Bs have also created quite a bit of history during this Stanley Cup Finals series.
For starters, the biggest piece of history for the Bruins tonight is the fact that this is their first time hosting a game 7 for the Stanley Cup in Boston. The reason this stands above the rest is considering the number of times the Bruins have played in the Stanley Cup Finals.
However, that’s just the team as a whole, Torey Krug became the first player in Bruins franchise history to score 4 points in one Stanley Cup Final game, while Zdeno Chara, Bruins captain, became the oldest defenseman at the age of 42 to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Finals in game 6. Chara will also break another record tonight for most game 7 appearances, when he skates onto the ice, giving him his 15th.
One other insane stat that the Bruins have, is whenever Brad Marchand scores a goal, it is likely they’ll win. Of all time, the Bruins are 25-1 when he scores a goal, and 8-0 this post season.
Tuukka Rask has also been playing some pretty lights out hockey. When facing elimination, Rask has a 2-0 record and a 5-2 record after a loss. With Rask leading the Bruins to a game 6 victory, he was able to secure his 50th playoff win, putting him just behind Gerry Cheevers in all-time playoff wins by a goalie for the Bruins.
With the game only a few hours away, only time will tell who gets to hoist the cup at the end but one thing remains for certain, and that is the fact the Bruins continue to find their way into the history books.