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Bruins championship parade route set for Saturday 06.16.11 at 6:23 pm ET
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The city of Boston has released details for Saturday’s parade that will honor the Bruins for winning the Stanley Cup.

The route will begin at TD Garden at 11 a.m. and work its way through the city beginning on Causeway St. The team will travel on Duck Boats past City Hall Plaza and the Common before ending at Copley Plaza on Boylston St.

Parking restrictions across the city will be heavily enforced in the vicinity of the closed off parade route streets and fans are strongly encouraged to use public transportation. To accommodate the celebration, vehicular traffic will be banned along the parade route beginning at 9 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade at about 1 p.m.

Temporary parking restrictions will be put into effect at several locations throughout the city and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and/or towed. Temporary ‘€œTow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday’€ regulations will be posted at the following locations:
‘€¢    Canal Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
‘€¢    Friend Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
‘€¢    Portland Street, from Merrimac Street to Causeway Street
‘€¢    Lancaster Street,  from Causeway Street to Merrimac Street
‘€¢    Merrimac Street , from Causeway Street to Lancaster Street
‘€¢    Causeway Street, from North Washington Street to Merrimac Street
‘€¢    Staniford Street, from Causeway Street to Cambridge Street
‘€¢    Cambridge Street, from Hancock Street to Tremont Street
‘€¢    Tremont Street, from Cambridge Street to Boylston Street
‘€¢    Boylston Street, from Washington Street to Dalton Street
‘€¢    New Chardon Street, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street
‘€¢    Bowdoin Street, from Cambridge Street to Derne Street
‘€¢    Somerset Street, from Cambridge Street to Ashburton Place
‘€¢    New Sudbury Street, from Cambridge Street to Bulfinch Place
‘€¢    Court Street, from Cambridge Street to Court Square
‘€¢    Beacon Street, from Tremont Street to Somerset Street
‘€¢    Bromfield Street, from Province Street to Tremont Street
‘€¢    Park Street, from Tremont Street to Beacon Street
‘€¢    Temple Place, from Tremont Street to Washington Street
‘€¢    West Street, from Tremont Street to Washington Street
‘€¢    Essex Street, from Tremont Street to Washington Street
‘€¢    Charles Street South, from Park Plaza to Center gate of Public Garden
‘€¢    Hadassah Way, from Boylston Street to Park Plaza
‘€¢    Berkeley Street, from St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
‘€¢    Clarendon Street, from Newbury Street to St. James Avenue
‘€¢    Dartmouth Street, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
‘€¢    St. James Avenue, from Clarendon Street to Dartmouth Street

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The day after the Cup: Pierre McGuire talks to The Big Show 06.16.11 at 3:55 pm ET
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NBC analyst Pierre McGuire was a guest on The Big Show on Thursday and he noted that as the Bruins were inching closer toward capturing the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night in Vancouver, there was a major difference between the two teams.

“There were definitely chemistry issues on one bench,” McGuire said. “Coaches overreacting. I thought in the case of Alain Vingeault when the frustration set in, and the composure and the focus and basically every one of the Bruins players acting as coach. It was really an interesting dynamic to witness.”

McGuire added, “When you have a knockout game and things start to go south in a hurry, guys just deviate from the plan and you could sense that. You didn’t see the same Vancouver Canucks team in the third period that you saw in Games 1 or 2 or Game 5 when they were in Vancouver.”

McGuire said that he thought Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo hurt himself with his comments about Tim Thomas after Game 5. “The damage was done to Roberto Luongo [after Game 5],” McGuire said. “The whole thing, the two-day break, putting the foot in the mouth, questioning Tim Thomas’ ability to make a save against Maxim Lapierre in Game 5.

“The one thing I thought was very apparent and I’ve been through this twice as a coach winning a Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh in 1991 and 92, you have to manage the message and make sure your players are debriefed before dealing with the media. You’ve got to be so careful because everything is scrutinized. I really felt the Vancouver PR machine went off the rails going into Game 6. They were too brash, too arrogant. I give Boston full credit. They managed their message the entire playoffs and they deserve a lot of credit for the way they handled themselves. On the Vancouver side I don’t think it was handled very well.”

McGuire also had praise for Bruins’ coach Claude Julien, particularly his decision to practice as soon as the team landed in Vancouver. “Instead of practicing the day of the game they practiced as soon as they got off the plane,” McGuire said. “They had a much better start. They had livelier legs and they were ready to go. They really believed in their plan. That little deviation helped them a ton. That’s where Claude Julien isn’t getting enough credit.”

McGuire also felt Julien was more willing to adapt this year as opposed to last. “The one thing I was really impressed with from Claude compared to a year ago, the ability to make adjustments both in-game and during the series,” McGuire said. “We didn’t see that last year. I think that’s a big reason they lost last year. [Peter] Laviolette outrcoached him and obviously the injury to [David] Krejci. But this year I saw a man prepared to make changes. He could deviate from the matchups if he had to, he wasn’t afraid to get his fourth line on the ice and I thought they were a huge factor in Game 7. Claude deserves a lot of credit.

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Fanthropology: Jerry Thornton takes the pulse of Bruins fans after their Stanley Cup win 06.16.11 at 11:51 am ET
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Photos: Bruins raise the Cup in Vancouver 06.16.11 at 12:24 am ET
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The Bruins blanked the Canucks, 4-0, in Game 7 at Rogers Arena to capture their first Stanley Cup since 1972. Click on the image below to launch a brief slide show of photos.

Bruins-Canucks Game 7 Live Blog: B’s win the Stanley Cup … talk about it 06.15.11 at 7:52 pm ET
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VANCOUVER — Join DJ Bean, Joey The Fish and many others from Rogers Arena for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. If the B’s win, they will hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972.

Bruins-Canucks Game 7 Live Blog

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Poll: Who will win Bruins-Canucks Game 7? 06.15.11 at 7:36 am ET
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What will happen in Wednesday night's Stanley Cup finals Game 7?

  • Bruins win close game in regulation (49%, 221 Votes)
  • Bruins rout Canucks (23%, 103 Votes)
  • I don't know, but if Alex Burrows scores the game-winner, I might smash my TV (10%, 44 Votes)
  • Canucks win close game in regulation (8%, 35 Votes)
  • Bruins win in overtime (7%, 34 Votes)
  • Canucks rout Bruins (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Canucks win in overtime (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 454

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Not tired yet: B’s chase Roberto Luongo, force Game 7 06.13.11 at 11:07 pm ET
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By DJ Bean and Scott McLaughlin

The Bruins weren’t ready to see their season end or willing to watch the Canucks raise the Stanley Cup on their ice Monday and it showed, as they chased Roberto Luongo at the Garden again in a 5-2 win at TD Garden to force a Game 7 of the finals. The Cup winner will be determined at Rogers Arena in Vancouver Wednesday night.

Brad Marchand opened the scoring at 5:31 with his third goal in the last four games. With nine goals this postseason, he has set the postseason record for a Bruins rookie.

Milan Lucic followed with a goal of his own at 6:06, and an Andrew Ference power-play goal at 8:35 ended Luongo’s night early in favor of Cory Schneider. Luongo has now gotten the hook in two games this series, both of which were at the Garden.

Michael Ryder and David Krejci chipped in goals as well, with Krejci’s coming on the power play in the third period. The Canucks got contributions on the scoreboard from Henrik Sedin (his first point of the finals) and Maxim Lapierre. Tim Thomas has now allowed eight goals over six games this series.

Wednesday night will be the Bruins’ third Game 7 in four rounds this postseason,as they eliminated both the Canadiens and Lightning in seven games. The Canucks beat the Blackhawks in seven games, their only seven-game series this postseason.

WHAT WENT RIGHT FOR THE BRUINS

- Luongo was bad once again, and it seemed that all it took was Marchand’s goal, an absolute rifle glove-side, so open up the floodgates. The Bruins certainly have a way of getting to the highly-scrutinized Canucks netminder in Boston, as he has now allowed 15 goals in less than two games’ worth of play at TD Garden this series. The problem when it comes to the play of Luongo vs. the Bruins, of course, is that he has not had such issues in Vancouver. He’s allowed just two goals over three games and has posted two shutouts.

- The Bruins talked a lot about getting more traffic in front of the net after being shut out in Game 5, and they certainly did that Monday night. Their third and fourth goals came as the direct result of having bodies in front. Mark Recchi set a perfect screen on Ference’s power-play goal that chased Luongo from the game. A minute later Ryder got in front of Schneider and tipped Tomas Kaberle‘s shot into the top corner. Needless to say, continuing to get traffic to the net will be a key for the Bruins in Game 7.

- A couple of nice statistical nights for the defensemen. Kaberle had a pair of assists on the night, giving him 11 points this postseason — the most among Boston defensemen. Ference led all B’s in ice time.

On a more peculiar note (and this may not necessarily be bad), Dennis Sieidenberg didn’t see the ice from until 1:22 of the third period until 11:32 and was not on the bench for a time. We’ll see whether this was equipment or injury-related.

WHAT WENT WRONG FOR THE BRUINS

- While the Bruins dominated the first period with relative ease, but Vancouver did come to life from there. The Canucks seemed to regain focus with Schneider in net and spent far more time in the Bruins’ zone. Three power plays will do that, but it should be taken as a sign that just because Luongo collapses, doesn’t mean the hole team does. The Canucks outshot the B’s, 11-8, in the second period and opened the third period by finally getting on the board.

Jannik Hansen thought he had made it 4-2 shortly after, though his shot rang off the post and bounced back as though it had gone in and out. Were it not for the Canucks handing the B’s a 1:13 two-man advantage (on which Krejci scored) with 13:49 to play, the Canucks could have really put a serious fight to make it a close one.

- The idea of a brother Sedin scoring on the power play was something people were prepared to get used to entering the series, but the Bruins had done an excellent job of keeping both the Sedins and the Canucks’ power play silent. Henrik got plenty fancy in beating Thomas for his third-period goal. The tally was his third goal of the postseason and his 22nd point, putting him in a tie with Krejci for the postseason lead in the latter category until Krejci scored to jump back ahead.

- For the first time in his NHL career, Patrice Bergeron was called for four penalties in one game, three of them in the second period. First he was whistled for goaltender interference when he steamrolled Schneider while trying to tip home a centering pass. Then he went off for hauling down Ryan Kesler behind the play. And in the final minute of the period, his elbow came up a little too high while throwing a hit on Christian Ehrhoff. In the third, he and Alexandre Burrows earned matching minors for extracurriculars after the Bruins’ fifth goal. The eight penalty minutes were a new career-high for Bergeron, beating his previous high of seven on April 18, 2009, against the Canadiens. That was also a playoff game — Game 2 of what became a four-game sweep.

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