Bruins Beat Lightning in Eastern Conference Final

Published by Matt on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 — View Comments

Boston Bruins JerseysTim Thomas stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of the conference finals and Nathan Horton scored the only goal to send the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup since 1972.

“It was a special feeling,” Chiarelli said. “You look over and see the ice, see these guys and watch how they celebrate, how they, how emotional they are. You felt good for them, you really felt good for them. … Then immediately after that feeling passed, I realized that we have a chance to win the Stanley Cup. And I’m still feeling that today. That’s a great feeling.”

Horton’s goal allowed the Boston fans to celebrate, but it wasn’t until the final seconds ticked off the clock that the players streamed over the boards and fans began showering the ice with souvenir towels. The Bruins surrounded Tim Thomas to congratulate him on his second shutout of the series, and no one seemed happier than backup goalie Tuukka Rask, who has not played in the post-season.

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