Boston Bruins

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Roberto Luongo (L) #1 of the Vancouver Canucks congratulates Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4 to 0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

Many of us in Boston will forever remember Roberto Luongo for his pants-pissingly awful performances in Boston during the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. And for the infamous “pumping his tires” complaint that Tim Thomas wasn’t spewing enough stagy praise about him into microphones.

But the truth is Luongo has, over time, revealed a hell of a self-deprecating sense of humor through his Twitter account. He’s got a twisty wit and a distinctive way of putting things. So you could definitely depend on him to wander his way into the 2011 Bruins’ virtual Stanley Cup reunion as they rewatched Game 7 together, and offer you an opportunity for a laugh.

“This is precisely what my nightmares have looked like,” Luongo tweeted at a photo from NESN’s Zack Cox of members of the 2010-11 Bruins, convening remotely on Zoom as the Game 7 replay unfolded.

Just imagine the Bruins constantly gathering in some form to haunt Luongo’s dreams for nearly a decade straight. He certainly seemed a little spooked in Boston, where he allowed 15 goals in three Cup Final games there. Guy had a 31-save shutout on his home ice in Game 5. But it was Thomas who got the shutout in Game 7, while Luongo let another three pucks by him and then Vancouver was set on fire.

That series would be the stuff of nightmares for any goalie on the losing end. It might not be Luongo’s legacy across the league, but it will be in Boston. Apparently it’s still Luongo’s legacy in his own brain, too.

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