Before all hell breaks lose on this thread, a sincere thanks to the Flames and Lightning for one superb, compelling Finals.
Fan of neither, but frankly, neither team deserves to be considered a "loser" after tonight, whatsoever. Nor do their accomplishements this season and, especially, this spring need to be minimized in any way whatsoever by guttersnipes declaring them as "flukes" or "lucky", etc.
They are what they are: two gutty and talented teams who have earned the title of Stanley Cup Finalists, no small feat, ever. Regardless if it is for one season or for the first of many.
It's the toughest trophy to win in all of sports, and watching them give their all to achieve it has been this fan's pleasure.
After tonight, the players and coaches should all rest well. They've earned it.
I completely agree! I hope this game is close/hard fought, and extremely entertaining!!!!!!!!