The Bruins put up a fight, but the better team won in the end
In the end, despite a strong effort from the Boston Bruins, the better team won. The Chicago Blackhawks started the season as the best team in the NHL, the finished the regular season with the best record, and they finished the Stanley Cup Finals as the best team.
The Blackhawks started the season with 24 straight games without a loss. Their 77 points in the regular season were the most in the NHL.
Then, in Game 6 of the Finals, when everyone thought that the Bruins were about to take them back to Chicago for a Game 7, the Blackhawks showed exactly what they're made of.
In a span of 17 seconds, Brian Bickell and Dave Bolland found the back of the net and crushed the Bruins' hopes of extending the series. In that 17-second span, the Blackhawks went from a potential elimination game to a jubilant celebration on the ice of the TD Garden in Boston.
Bruins fans have nothing to be ashamed of. The Bruins played well, and surpassed most reasonable expectations. They just ran into a team that was better than them in nearly all facets of the game.
Congratulations to the Blackhawks, a group of very deserving Stanley Cup champions.