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Bruins overtake Canucks in Game 7 to claim Stanley Cup

The Bruins are champions. Hockey is cool again. After the Bruins’ 4-0 throttling of the Canucks last night at Rogers Arena, it will be winter for a while.

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara lifts the Stanley Cup after clinching a Game 7 win against the Canucks.

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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara lifts the Stanley Cup after clinching a Game 7 win against the Canucks.

Patrice Bergeron, Mark Recchi and Brad Marchand, left to right, celebrate after Marchand's empty-net goal iced the Game 7 win.

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Patrice Bergeron, Mark Recchi and Brad Marchand, left to right, celebrate after Marchand's empty-net goal iced the Game 7 win.

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Finals MVP.

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Bruins goalie Tim Thomas won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Finals MVP.

Back in Boston fans such as Rob McPherson at Hurricane O'Reilly's pub erupted as they watched the Bruins claim the Cup.

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Back in Boston fans such as Rob McPherson at Hurricane O'Reilly's pub erupted as they watched the Bruins claim the Cup.

Bruins coach Claude Julien carried the Cup aloft around the Rogers Centre after the win.

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Bruins coach Claude Julien carried the Cup aloft around the Rogers Centre after the win.

Boston Bruins players and staff celebrate with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win the NHL championship in Game 7 of the finals in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY) NYTCREDIT: Mike Blake/Reuters 03STANLEYCUP

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The Bruins won the Cup after becoming the first team to win three Games 7 in one playoff season.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy.png Celebrate, Bruins fans, because this championship is yours

They won it for you. For every mom and dad who ever woke up to drive kids to the rink at 6 a.m. For the shot-and-beer guys who pour every dollar of expendable income into the hockey budget

Bob Ryan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/08/16/Sports/Advance/Images/chin_GM7vanbruin_spt34--90x90.jpg Tim Thomas had improbable route to Cup stardom

He was never the Golden Boy. You kidding? He didn’t start a game in the NHL until he was 28 and he didn’t become anyone’s regular goalie until he was 31.

On Hockey

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/08/16/Sports/Images/08violence3--90x90.jpg Hit on Nathan Horton fired up Bruins, changed series

If the Canucks’ hit on Nathan Horton had been a Vegas stage act, a flash of light and a cloud of smoke might have preceded the Cup magically appearing on the ice right then and there.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/08/16/Sports/Advance/Images/dearing_061811_19parade_0965_met--90x90.jpg Bruins’ Stanley Cup win ranks third in Boston’s recent run

One man’s opinion: The Bruins winning the Stanley Cup in Vancouver is the third-greatest Boston sports moment of this trophy-heavy century.

Mark Recchi glides out of NHL as a champion

Last night, Mark Recchi retired from the NHL in the best manner possible, with the Stanley Cup over his head.

Bergeron, Marchand at center of comeback vs. Canucks

Forget the 1-2 punch of the Sedin brothers; how about the Bergeron-Marchand combination? The pair was the Bruins’ catalysts.

Long-suffering Bruins fans revel in championship glow

The region exploded in collective joy last night as the Bruins won their first championship in almost four decades.