Note: Although mathNEWS is published on Fridays, to allow time for editing and printing, articles are written Monday evening. That being said, we present our report on Monday night's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs and its aftermath. Simply pick the appropriate phrase from the choices given.
After a hard-fought battle, the (Calgary Flames / Tampa Bay Lightning) emerged victorious in the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs Monday night. Team captain (Jarome Iginla / Dave Andreychuk) accepted the Cup on behalf of the team. "This is every player's dream," he said as he hoisted the cup above his head. "This was a well-earned victory by all team members, against worthy opponents."
The captain of the losing team was stoic in defeat. "We worked hard and gave 110 per cent," he said. "We got beat by an amazing team, and there's no shame in that. We're eager to take another shot at the cup next season."
Calgary sanitation workers were (dismayed / dismayed) at the Flames' (victory / defeat). The prospect of cleaning up after the fans' (celebratory / anger-induced) riot was not something the Tuesday morning shift was looking forward to.
Stephen Harper, the (frontrunner / underdog) in the federal election, was known to be rooting for the team from his riding of Calgary. Political analysts expect that, given the Flames' (victory / defeat) tonight, his connection to Calgary will have absolutely no effect on the election whatsoever. Although (pleased / distraught) at the outcome of the game, Harper is reportedly eager to continue campaigning against his chief electoral threat (Paul Martin / Jack Layton).
(With thanks to HWT for the idea.)