There are no two better words than Game 7 and what better way can the NHL close out the 2018-19 season than with a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals taking place at one of the most passionate sports cities in the world, Boston, Massachusetts. Boston loves their hockey and they adore their Bruins. The TD Garden will be rocking tonight as the heart and soul of the city, David Ortiz will be delivering a message before the start of the game. Ortiz is currently recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in the Dominican Republic. You can only imagine the plethora of emotions that will be going through Boston fans when that message gets delivered. It is rumored that former Bruins’ goalkeeper, champion, and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, Tim Thomas will be waving the Bruins’ banner prior to puck drop. Tuukka Rask is the man to watch for Boston as he is 8-0 with a goal against average of under one in elimination games through this postseason. Charlie Coyle would also be a great story if he can contribute to a Bruins’ Cup win tonight as he has been highlighted as the hometown hero for Boston. Boston can also be the first city to complete the American treble of championships in a year since Detroit way back in 1936. Good luck to the Boston Bruins.
The St. Louis Blues are looking to cap off one of the greatest redemption stories in sports history with their first-ever Stanley Cup title tonight. The Blues were dead last in the NHL on January 1st of this year and teammates were fighting in practice. In one of the wildest turnarounds that I have ever witnessed, they qualified for the playoffs and eliminated the Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars, and San Jose Sharks. Ryan O’Reilly and Jordan Binnington should be favorites to win the Conn Smythe if the Blues steal the cup in Boston tonight. The St. Louis faithful are ready to scream out their battle cry “Gloria” for 24 hours if they can claim their first title. Superfan, Laila Anderson is the feel-good story of this series and she will be the source of inspiration for the team as she will be in the TD Garden in hopes that she will join the team in celebrating a championship. Good luck to the St. Louis Blues.
This is the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup history. The Boston Bruins were involved in the most recent one back in 2011. Playoff hockey is already the best form of playoffs in sports and the energy brought on for a Game 7 is unprecedented. With this game being in Boston and with David Ortiz and Tim Thomas set to make appearances, the atmosphere will be on a scale hitherto undreamt of as the great doctor Steven Strange once said in a movie. You can watch the game on NBC at the top of the hour. Will it be seven Cups for the Bruins or will the Blues claim their first? It all happens in a few minutes. LET’S GO!!!