2011 Stanley Cup Champs: Boston Bruins
On June 15, 2011, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in seven games in the Stanley Cup Finals. This was their first championship since 1972. A bitter loss for the Canucks and their loyal Fans which was marred by a few Hockey Hooligans who proceeded to vandalize the beautiful city of Vancouver. This studio shot highlights a Boston Bruins hockey puck as the city of Vancouver burned in frustration.
In 1924 , at the convincing of Boston grocery tycoon Charles Adams, the National Hockey League decided to expand to the United States. Adams had fallen in love with hockey while watching the 1924 Stanley Cup Finals between the NHL champion Montreal Canadiens and the WCHL champion Calgary Tigers. He persuaded the NHL to grant him a franchise for Boston, which occurred on November 1, 1924. With the Montreal Maroons, the team was one of the NHL’s first expansion teams.
On December 1, 1924, the new Bruins team played their first NHL game against the Maroons, at Boston Arena, with the Bruins winning the game by a 2–1 score. But the team only managed a 6–24–0 record (for last place) in its first season. They played three more seasons at the Arena, after which the Bruins became the main tenant of the famous Boston Gardens while the old Boston Arena facility—the world’s oldest existing indoor ice hockey venue! www.kerstenbeck.com