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Bruins Vs. Canucks: Game 7 Of Stanley Cup Final Most Watched Hockey Game In United States Since 1973

Not only did the Boston Bruins set a record as the only team to win three Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the Stanley Cup champions also set a viewing record in Game 7 of the Cup Final against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Game 7 victory was seen by about 8.5 million people on NBC, the Nielsen Co. said. That's the biggest audience since a 1973 playoff contest between the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks. (via ESPN Boston)

There were plenty of interesting plot lines from the series and its final game, as the Bruins' hadn't won a Cup since 1972 and the Canucks had never won a title in their existence.

"You had the international competition of a team based in Canada against the league's longest-standing U.S.-based team," Brown said. "You had the rivalry of an East Coast port city against a West Coast port city. You had two of our most passionate fan bases tweeting, blogging and Facebooking like crazy. The spotlight was bright and the energy was remarkable." (via ESPN Boston)

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