Now that Chris Kelly has officially (will not be “official” till July 1) signed a deal keeping him in Boston for the next four seasons it’s time to honor the fourth greatest Bruin in Bruins history (Orr, Bourque, Neely) with the seven days of Chris Kelly.
Over the course of the next seven days Bruins Daily will be recapping some of the best moments in Chris Kelly’s Bruins career to date.
Today on the final day of the seven days of Chris Kelly, we take a look at Chris Kelly, the Stanley Cup Champion
June 15, 2011 a day no Bruin, or Bruins fan will ever forget, the days leading up to that faithful evening were ones of joy, heartbreak, nervousness and many other emotions.
The Bruins entered the Stanley Cup Finals as heavy underdogs as they took on the Vancouver Canucks.
The Eastern Conference Champion Bruins dropped the first two games in Vancouver losing one game with under 20 seconds left in regulation, and lost the other just 11 seconds into overtime sending the B’s back home down 2-0 for a must win Game 3.
The Black and Gold answered in a big way with a 8-1 win over the Canucks, a win that saw Kelly score his first career Stanley Cup Finals goal.
Game 4 saw Tim Thomas and company shutout the Canucks 4-0 sending things back to Canada knotted at two games each.
The home team won in both Game 5 and Game 6 setting up a decisive Game 7 for the honor of being named Stanley Cup Champions.
Chris Kelly saw 13:49 of ice time in what was another 4-0 win for the B’s as the Bruins captured the teams first Stanley Cup in 39 years.
Kelly had played in one previous Stanley Cup Final as a member of the Ottawa Senators, but the Sens lost to the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 Finals.