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Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 7: Zdeno Chara Hoists Stanley Cup, Passes To Mark Recchi

Once the boos for Gary Bettman subsided following Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 on Wednesday night, the NHL Commissioner passed the Stanley Cup to Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.

Chara, who had never won a Game 7 in his career before these playoffs, clearly rid himself of those demons this year, as his Bruins won three of them en route to the Stanley Cup.

No. 33 hoisted the Cup higher than it's ever been hoisted before (tallest captain to ever win), and after taking a victory lap and screaming like a giddy six year old for a minute or two, he passed it to the recently-retired Mark Recchi, who had just played in his final NHL game and who had just won his third Stanley Cup.

Here's the video:

Pure, unbridled joy. There's nothing like winning the Stanley Cup. 

Stick with this StoryStream for complete coverage of Game 7. For full coverage of the Finals, head to our Stanley Cup Finals hub, our Canucks blog, Nucks Misconduct, and our Bruins blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.