The Boston Bruins are the most recent casualties of the Presidents’ Trophy Curse.
Because the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, no staff has received the Stanley Cup after ending the season as the general champion. So the curse has lasted for 10 years.
Regardless of a dream 12 months, the Bruins had been eradicated within the first spherical of the playoffs on Sunday after shedding Recreation 7 to the Florida Panthers, the final staff to qualify within the Jap Affiliation, 4-3 in time beyond regulation.
After setting an NHL file for many wins (65) and factors (135) in a season, Jim Montgomery’s males took a 3-1 lead within the matchup in opposition to the Panthers, who had been nonetheless down 43 factors(!). collected within the general standings. Like what the counters actually begin from zero as soon as the collection begins.
Moreover the Blackhawks, solely three different golf equipment have received the Presidents’ Stanley Cup double since 2000: the Detroit Purple Wings in 2002 and 2008 and the Colorado Avalanche in 2001.
For the previous 10 years, each staff that has completed on the prime of the standings has accomplished its run earlier than the Stanley Cup Finals. The three most up-to-date Presidents’ Trophy winners (Bruins, Panthers, Avalanche) had been ousted within the second spherical.