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Best 10 NHL moments of the year: Boston wins the Stanley Cup

Dec 25, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

Merry Christmas, everyone. Since we can’t buy all our readers an iPad2, we’ve put together a list of the best 10 NHL moments of the past year that we’ll be rolling out on the site all day long.

Boston wins the Stanley Cup

In 2010, the Bruins squandered a 3-0 series lead over Philadelphia and were eliminated from the playoffs in humiliating fashion. In 2011, they twice fought back from 2-0 series deficits, won three Game 7’s and hoisted the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972. Tim Thomas was brilliant in goal. Zdeno Chara was a force on defense. David Krejci led all playoff scorers. However, it wasn’t individual performances the B’s will be remembered for. It was their willingness to stick up for each other and to overcome adversity together as a team. For Boston sports fans, the Cup victory also capped off an amazing run that started in 2001 and has seen the Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots capture at least one championship each.

There you have it, folks — the best 10 NHL moments of the year. Take it away, The Standells…

  1. 8man - Dec 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    It was my favorite. And Santa brought me a Cam Neely heritage, embroidered, drawstring hoodie for Christmas.

    Time to watch the Bruins-Panthers game I DVR’ed on Friday. Merry Christmas all!

    “Love that dirty water, Boston is the Stanley Cup’s home….” da, da, duh….duh, duh, duh,,,,

  2. BurkieInBoston - Dec 25, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Wish we could start playoffs today. Happy Holidays to all NHL fans!!!

  3. neelyisgod - Dec 25, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Love it! I hope they repeat and make Jordan’s cut me a check for our bedroom set we bought as part of their promotion.

    LET’S GO BRUINS…..

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