I hadn't been following the NHL's 2011-12 season, but with the surprised entry of the Ottawa Senators into Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, I too got caught up in the hype, esp when the Sens became the last Canadian team standing after the Vancouver Canucks' loss to the Los Angeles Kings .
Alas, this is not Canada's year and our home team lost 2-1 in Madison Square Garden, NY on April 26, 2012 in the last of seven games.
While fans were disappointed and there would be no more "Go Sens Go!!" for the rest of this hockey season, they nonetheless are happy with the Sens' performance, esp Team captain Daniel Alfredsson. Alfie, who was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and has been with the Sens since the 1995-96 NHL season, scored the last Canadian goal before being shut out of the Stanley Cup.
And the Canadian team that last won the Stanley Cup?
The Montreal Canadiens, in 1993 !!!
* Top: The Ottawa Sun April 25, 2012
* Bottom: Wikipedia / First Stanley Cup Champ: The Montreal Hockey Club, March 17, 1893
* NHL 2011-12 Stanley Cup playoff games: http://www.nhl.com/ice/stanleycup.htm