Wednesday Morning: Do Or Die For The Bruins

Published June 15, 2011

Nevermind the road. Rubber, meet ice.

When the rubber puck drops tonight in Vancouver, the Bruins and the Canucks will decide who is crowned the NHL’s champion. The Stanley Cup hasn’t been in Boston since Bobby Orr and the Big Bad Bruins won the 1972 championship and no Bruins team has ever played in a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals.

You’ll have to celebrate a Tim Thomas save or drown the sorrows of a Henrik Sedin goal by yourself after tonight’s game, because there won’t be a Bruins viewing party the TD Garden. Boston police and the TD Garden couldn’t reach an agreement over limiting liquor sales.

Jurors in the corruption trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and two others will deliberate for their second full day today. We’ll provide updates on the case as they become available.

After being labeled, gasp, a flip-flopper four years ago, former Gov. Mitt Romney is holding his ground this time around, the Globe reports. Romney is doing more sticking to his guns, even if it puts him at odds with many national Republicans.

Sen. John Kerry controls more stock in media companies than any other member of Congress. He even owns a stake in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which owns Fox News.

The Boston police officer who was shot yesterday responding to a domestic dispute in Dorchester was in stable condition last night after undergoing surgery to control bleeding. Boston Police Officer Shawn Marando, 46, is a former member of the Air Force and Marine Reserves.

The Boston Archdiocese is getting a new vicar general. Monsignor Robert Deeley, originally from Belmont, will become one of the top aides to Cardinal Sean O’Malley.

The Mark Wahlberg movie “Ted” filmed a scene at the Somerville Theatre last night. Mila Kunis also stars in the movie.

What we’re following: As we watch for developments in the DiMasi case, we’ll continue to report on the ex-aide to the mayor of Lawrence in federal court and the student in Attleboro charged with raping a classmate at school.