The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup after beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0. The seven grueling games featured vicious hits, including a cheap shot late hit by Aaron Rome on Nathan Horton in Game 3.
Rome was suspended by the NHL a record 4-games for the hit that left Horton with a severe concussion.
Down 2-1 in the series, the hit inspired the Bruins to come back.
Watching him (Horton) going down, we want to finish what we started for him, said Bruins goalie and playoff MVP Tim Thomas said at the time.
Like a heavy weight contender, the Bruins picked themselves up after the loss of Horton, and gutted out 3 wins in 4 games to win the series.
On the flipside, the Canucks fell flat on the ice.
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, who had the gall to praise his own play earlier in the series, made countless mistakes in the game. Two which include not recovering to stop a second period goal by Brad Marchand and five minutes later, not closing his legs on a weak shot by Patrice Bergeron
Other Canucks players couldn't do much better including team captain Henrik Sedin and twin brother Daniel Sedin. Both were on the floor for all of the Bruins' goals and failed to score any of their own.
After all the tough talk, in the end, the Canucks only showed they could lose like pretenders.