The Boston Bruins Are Headed to the Stanley Cup

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Boston Bruins players pose with the Prince of Wales trophy and Bill Daly, deputy commissioner of the National Hockey League, following Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. Boston won 4-0 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

As if Boston hasn’t won enough this year, it’s time for another championship series. The Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup. It’s Boston’s third chance at a championship this year, and we all know how the other two ended up.

Sadly, the pipe dream of a “Boston slam,” or a title in all four major league sports within the same year, died with the Celtics’ short-lived playoff run. But who even cares about basketball, anyway? Now we have hockey!

SWEEP!

Our @NHLBruins are heading to the #StanleyCup Finals!

Let’s Go #NHLBruins! #WeWantTheCup pic.twitter.com/LghR7PecgH

— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) May 17, 2019

Slam aside, the Bruins are looking to join the Red Sox and the Patriots in the rafters. They’ll face off against the winner of the Western Conference, which will be either the St. Louis Blues or the San Jose Sharks, who lead the series 2-1.

Tickets for the Stanley Cup went on sale moments after the Bruins sealed their spot Thursday night. Prices start around a comfortable $549 for the games to be played at TD Garden.

dont know how u can root against the bruins- the good ppl of boston havent had a parade in literaly 3 months. the red sox world series babys might not even get a third ring before there born

— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) May 17, 2019

But before fans start flooding the Garden again, the city’s fans and athletes are tossing their undying support behind the Bruins.

Tom Brady, whose famous AFC Championship celebration video was recreated by Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy, left a comment on team captain Zdeno Chara’s post, saying, “Great win. You guys are on!! #madeforthis.”

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I’m so proud to be part of this team and organization. Back in the finals again and I can’t wait to start! LETS GO BOSTON!!!

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Brady’s teammate David Andrews tweeted out his excitement for the team. Andrews was one of the banner captains for game 5 of the conference semi-finals, but he left the banner-carrying to Special Olympics athlete Justin Oates and opted instead to chug a beer coming onto the ice.

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— David Andrews (@dandrews61) May 17, 2019

That going to the ‘ship feeling.

Congrats, @NHLBruins! #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/fQAvwVxwr7

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) May 17, 2019

Red Sox manager Alex Cora offered some words of encouragement for the team, pointing out how many more victories they had to go for a championship win.

4 más @NHLBruins.

— Alex (@ac13alex) May 17, 2019

WE ❤️ BOSTON

Bring us that #StanleyCup, @NHLBruins! pic.twitter.com/oBU9NhfRNr

— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 17, 2019

Even outside the sports world, Boston is excited for the Bruins.

Congrats @NHLBruins! Bring on the #StanleyCup Finals. #GoBruins pic.twitter.com/soZTB7cyJK

— Museum of Fine Arts (@mfaboston) May 17, 2019

But no matter how the series ends up, Boston will always have its two other trophies from the last year to console itself.

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