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Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup title reaches 10-year anniversary originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

It might be hard to believe, but 10 years have passed since the Boston Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup Final and ended their 39-year championship drought.

Ten years ago today on June 15, 2011, the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-0 Game 7 shutout win at Rogers Arena.

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After struggling to score in Vancouver throughout the series, the B’s finally broke through offensively. Patrice Bergeron opened the scoring in the first period when he beat Canucks goalie Robert Luongo shortly after a faceoff. Bergeron added a shorthanded goal in the second period. Brad Marchand also scored in the second period and added an empty-net goal late in the third period as well.

Tim Thomas made 37 saves on 37 shots for his second shutout of the series. His save percentage improved to .940 for the playoffs as a whole, which helped earn him the Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason MVP.

And, of course, the riots in Vancouver after the game will forever be a memorable image from that night.

Unfortunately for the Bruins, they have not won another Stanley Cup since this triumph over Vancouver. They came close a few times, though, losing in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013 and losing a Game 7 at home in 2019 to the St. Louis Blues.