Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Win

A supporter of the American College of Gastroenterology, Craig Strasnick is responsible for founding Massachusetts-based industry leader Commonwealth Laboratories. Now serving as President and CEO of Commonwealth Diagnostics International, Craig Strasnick still finds time to take in sporting events in Boston.

Boston has been the most successful sports city in the past 15 years, winning 10 championships in the four major sports leagues: National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and National Hockey League (NHL). While the success of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox has been well-documented, the NHL’s Boston Bruins captivated the city in 2011 by winning its first Stanley Cup since 1972.

The Bruins dominated during the regular season, finishing atop the Northeast Division, but had to scrape and claw for every win during the playoffs. Aside from the conference semifinals in which Boston swept Philadelphia 4–0, the Bruins went to Game 7 in every series, including the Stanley Cup Final against the Vancouver Canucks. The Bruins trailed 2–0 and 3–2 in that series, but rallied both times and capped off an incredible postseason run with a 4–0 Game 7 win in Vancouver. Goaltender Tim Thomas was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs.

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