Today in History - Rangers top Canucks for Cup


Last night's dismal outing by the Canucks made us think back to the 1994 Stanley Cup, when on June 14, 1994, the Vancouver Canucks fell to the New York Rangers in Game 7.  It was a simliar start to last night's "game" when the home squad jumped on top early and held the opposition to a scoreless first period. However, back in '94, the Canucks didn’t give up.  Down 2-0, the Western Conference champs pulled it together and came back with a short-handed goal by team captain, Trevor Linden, to cut the lead to one.  Mark Messier then restored a 2-goal Ranger lead late in the second period, followed shortly by yet another Trevor Linden goal.  The Rangers managed to stay out of reach and held on to win Game 7.

Madison Square Garden erupted into cheers as the Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. 

1994 was the second NHL Stanley Cup Finals appearance for Vancvouer and it was also their second loss. 

Last night, the Vancouver Canucks didn’t seem to show up to Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals.  The Bruins set the tone quickly by jumping on top 4-0 in the first period and went on to completely dominated the entire game.  The Finals go back to Vancouver tomorrow night for Game 7…hopefully both teams will be playing. Will third time be a charm or will Boston claim their fifth Cup? 

Stay tuned.

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