Tonight is what every kid has dreamed of. A chance to be a hero. Every 6am practice, every bag skate, every time you missed the school dance because you had a game. All the money, time, and nights spent icing your body. Every blocked shot, hit, and goal. It all comes down to this.

A chance to be a hero in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. A chance to lift Lord Stanley’s fabled cup. A chance to etch your name next to hockey’s greatest players. Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux. They are all there. Forever remembered in its beautiful rings.

The Cup. Is the hardest trophy to win, and because of that most will only ever dream of it. But tonight these two teams, The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues have a chance to feel that feeling. To make their childhood dreams come true.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve won it before or have never been in a final it’s the same for everyone. That feeling when you know The Cup is in the building. The air is thick, the energy in the building is visible. There is nothing else like it in sports.

Tonight doesn’t matter if you’ve been in the league 15 years or five games all that matters is you give it everything you have. Because to lift the cup, the hockey gods demand every ounce of passion you have. They don’t care about your stats, fancy metric, or hot streaks. All they care about is what you are willing to give to touch Lord Stanley’s Cup.

So tonight sports fans sit back and enjoy the greatest spectral hockey has to offer. Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Written by elsass77

Video Producer for Thoughts From The Bench

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