The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals has come down to a Game 7. The Vancouver Canucks will play the Boston Bruins at 5pm PCT.
Since we posted video of the Rangers celebrating with the Stanley Cup, let’s look back at Games 6 and 7.
The Vancouver Canucks defeated the NY Rangers 4-1 in Game 6 and forced the teams to return to New York for Game 7.
Game 7 was played at Madison Square Garden June 14, 1994. The Garden was rocking and saw the Rangers jump out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Brian Leetch and Adam Graves.
Vancouver Captain, Trevor Linden, scored his team’s first goal of the game on a delayed penalty and cut the Rangers lead to 2-1. Mark Messier scored a power play goal for the Rangers late in the 2nd period and the Rangers again had a two goal lead.
The Canucks put on the pressure during the 3rd period. Linden’s second goal of the night made the score 3-2. With about five minutes left in the period, Vancouver’s Nathan LaFayette’s shot hit the post. The Rangers with some brilliant late saves by Mike Richter held on to win their first Stanley Cup in 54 years.
Brian Leetch was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the series. Leetch was the first American to have ever won the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Take a look at the highlights from Game 7 courtesy of YouTube