"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can."
When you believe almost anything is possible. The Boston Bruins believing they can finish what they started. A win tonight would secure a game 7 vs the Vancouver Canucks. bars, restraunts and even homes were hanging a banner with the words believe. The Bruins haven't won a Stanley cup since 1972, and they weren't going to give it up tonight
My Father, a long time Boston Bruins season ticket holder asked me a well anticipated question. He said "Hey, do you want to go the Bruins game tomorrow night". I responded with a quick yes, this can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. I had gone to every Bruins home playoff game that year. We had the same routine each time. We would drive into Boston and park right Billy Tse on 240 Commercial Street, then walk four blocks to the legendary TD garden. We arrive into the Garden and we head strait to up the escalator. We give our tickets to a person collecting them. We head to our seats and the stadium's lights fade down and the words believe are printed on the ice the national anthem is sung for the United States and Canada. A banner is passed around the stadium with the bruins logo imprinted on it. The puck is placed in the center of the ice and both teams are battling for possession of the puck. Early on the Bruins were faced with a man down. The Bruins easily get through the Canucks power play with the support of the fans. About five minutes into the game Brad Marchand a bruins right breaks through the whole Canucks defense. He fires his shot at a blazing speed and hit's the top corner of the net and dribbles around on the ice. I've never heard the TD garden roar any louder than then and I've been to Celtics eastern conference finals games.
Right off the face off the fans start chanting "Believe, believe, believe". The Bruins charge at the Canucks just like a angered bull. They blast right through the defense and shoot the puck right between the Canucks goalie, Roberto Luongo legs. This kept going on for the next 3 minutes. The Bruins were winning 4-0 by the end of the first period. The Canucks knew this game wasn't over yet. The Canucks replaced their goalie with their backup Corey Schneider. The third period had started, right off the bat the Canucks scored. 6 minutes later the same exact thing happened.
A fan behind me restarts the "Believe" chant and the crowd follows him. The Bruins were able to score an empty net goal later in the period to seal the win. Every fan poured into Causeway street chanting believe, we want the cup and Luongo (The name of the Canucks goalie) . At first I doubted the Bruins. The fans supported them throughout there journey to the Stanley cup and they did tonight.
If you don't believe in yourself and your teammates, almost everything's impossible.