Any way you look at it, history will be made on Wednesday night.
Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins will do their best to make sure that they're the one's making the history when the face the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday night in Vancouver, .C. (TV/Radio: NBC/WBZ-FM 98.5).
Boston is playing in its third Game 7 of the playoffs - no team has even won three Game 7s in one postseason. The Bruins haven't won a Cup since 1972, either, and are hoping to erase the longest title drought in Boston pro sports.
Unfortunately, only three road teams in North American pro sports have won a Game 7 in the last four decades.
Vancouver is chasing it's own history - no Canadian team has ever lost a Game 7 in the Cup Final. In addition, every time Canada has hosted the winter Olympics, a Canadian hockey team has won the Stanley Cup the following year.
Yet it will take more than just showing up for the Canucks to win. After all, they have to deal with Tim Thomas.
Thomas and the Bruins have lost all three games in Vancouver in the Cup Final, but they've played quality games each time. Vancouver has only outscored the Bruins 5-2 in three games at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The series in Boston has been a completely different story. The Bruins, who outscored Vancouver 17-3 in three games at TD Garden, have terrorized Canucks' starting goaltender Roberto Luongo, who allowed 15 of those 17 goals.
However, the Canucks won't have to worry about TD Garden any more, and they will look to make home ice advantage pay off big time.
On the other end, Thomas and the Bruins want to make it into a living nightmare.