Bruins edge Lightning 1-0 to punch ticket to Stanley Cup Finals - Stanley Cup of Chowder
For the first time since 1990, the Boston Bruins will compete for the Stanley Cup after downing the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 in an exciting Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden.
After 52:27 of action-packed, back-and-forth, scoreless, 5-on-5 hockey, Nathan Horton finally put the puck in the net to break the 0-0 tie with what turned out to be the game-winner. Andrew Ference moved the puck in the neutral zone to David Krejci, who carried the puck into the attacking zone and into the left wing corner. Horton swapped spots with Krejci and skated into the slot. Krejci found Horton driving hard to the net and Horton was able to get a stick on the puck and quickly shovel it into the net. With the goal, Horton became the first player in NHL history to score two Game 7 game-winners in the same postseason.
The Bruins will now face the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals beginning Wednesday night in Vancouver.
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