There is nothing better in sports than a Game 7. They’re the be all and end all. Two teams have battled for the better part of a week, putting everything they have into winning for it all to come down to four quarters or three periods or nine innings (every football playoff game is a Game 7).
Tonight, we get a treat with the Boston Bruins taking on the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 in Canada. It wasn’t supposed to get to this point. The Bruins were supposed to be fodder for the Canadiens. The B’s muck it up style was not supposed to fly with the up-and-down the ice Habs.
So much for what the “experts” thought, huh.
I’ve watched a good deal of this series, which is saying something since I’ve cared little about the Bruins or the NHL in general over the last few years. But this year’s team is worth watching. They give an honest effort every night, and that goes a long way.
Who knows if they’ve got another miracle in the tank, but after the way they’ve performed the last two games, I like their chances. You could argue that the B’s should have won this series in six. They were robbed in Game 2 by a horrible penalty call that led to a power play goal in a one-goal game. They’ve been the better team on the ice for the series. They must be losing their minds in Montreal right now.
So be in front of your TVs tonight and prepared to watch what should be a fantastic war on ice. If the Bruins win this series it will be the biggest thing to happen in hockey around these parts since the early 90s. That’s a long time to wait for the diehards. I hope the B’s give them their payoff tonight.
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