Boston Pizza Honors Pizza Pledge After Oilers’ Defeat

Edmonton-based Boston Pizza is following through on its promise to give away free pizzas, despite the Oilers’ loss in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The restaurant chain had initially pledged to distribute 30,000 pizzas if Edmonton ended Canada’s 30-year Stanley Cup drought. However, after the Oilers’ narrow 2-1 defeat to the Florida Panthers, Boston Pizza decided to amend its offer to help ease the disappointment of hockey fans across the country.

On Wednesday, June 26, the company will proceed with what they’re calling the “biggest (though maybe saddest) pizza delivery in history.” This gesture aims to celebrate the Oilers’ impressive playoff run, console grieving fans, and build excitement for next season. The giveaway will take place in Edmonton and select markets nationwide.

The Oilers’ loss extends Canada’s Stanley Cup drought to 31 years, with the last Canadian team to win being the Montreal Canadiens in 1993. Edmonton’s comeback from a 3-0 series deficit to force Game 7 was a rare feat in NHL history, matching the 1945 Detroit Red Wings. However, they fell short of joining the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs as the only team to complete such a comeback in the finals.

“Here’s to winning together, losing together and eating together,” Boston Pizza wrote.

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