The Keep Kevin Alive Committee, or KKAC, is dead–and with it the Ottawa Senators, who rolled over and died as the Anaheim Ducks (the Anaheim Ducks!) won 6-2 to claim the team’s first-ever Stanley Cup. The winning goal was scored by none other than…Ottawa defenceman Chris Phillips, whose comical own goal (which was awarded to Travis Moen, who surely won’t ever score an easier championship-clinching goal in his life) thwarted any momentum the Senators were carrying and swung the game decisively in Anaheim’s favour.
Afterwards, Kevin was philosophical. Despite a pregame prediction of 7-1 for Ottawa I think he knew the series was ending last night: his Senators, who were undeniably impressive in Rounds 1-3, were simply playing a much better team. Moreover, his heart is still beating–which means KKAC, for all its inherent flaws, was a success. Thanks to all those who chipped in during the course of the three-week campaign; without your tireless efforts Kevin Du Manoir might not be here today. Which, given what happened last night, might’ve been just fine with him.