The Bruins’ Quest for the Cup

Emily Vinson

The Boston Bruins can almost visualize themselves hoisting up the Stanley Cup as champions, but they have two more games to win. They have made it to their 20th Stanley Cup Finals in franchise history, winning six previous championships. With the fourth game of the series on Monday, June 3rd, in St. Louis, the Bruins have their eyes on the prize as they hope to go up 3-1 against their opponent, the St. Louis Blues.

How did they get so close to winning the Stanley Cup? The Bruins have had a dominant playoff run so far for Boston with 57 goals and a 12-5 record in the playoffs before entering the Blues series. The Bruins skated past the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Carolina Hurricanes in a combined 17 games. Looking to continue their winning streak, the Bruins had to battle having 11 days off in between the last game in the Carolina series and the start of the Stanley Cup Finals. They were able to dust off the cobwebs and win 4-2 against the Blues, but the Blues came back the next game to win 3-2 in overtime. Game 3, however, went well for Boston as the Bruins defeated the Blues in a dominant win, 7-2.

Now with Game 4 up next on Monday in St. Louis, the Bruins are looking to get one step closer to winning the Cup. Two more wins for the Bruins could mean Boston having a championship parade for the third time in eight months. If Boston wins, they would have three different major sports teams win championships, with the Red Sox and Patriots already winning their titles. No other city has done this since Detroit in 1935. No wonder Boston is called the City of Champions.