Bruins Win Thilling Game Seven To Advance to the Stanley Cup Finals

Bruins reach Stanley Cup finals, top Lightning 1-0

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – Nathan Horton scored with 7:33 left in Game 7,
sending the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals for the first
time in more than two decades with a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay
Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night.
      The right wing on Boston's top line cleanly beat goalie Dwayne
Roloson by deflecting a pass across the slot from David Krejci.
That set off a loud celebration among Bruins, who have waited a
long time for a trip to the finals.
      Tim Thomas made 24 saves in his third career playoff shutout and
second this season.
      Boston will open the Stanley Cup finals in Vancouver against the
Western Conference champion Canucks on Wednesday.
      The Bruins won their most recent championship in 1972 and hadn't
reached the finals since 1990, when they lost to the Edmonton
Oilers.
      
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