The Boston Bruins will face the St. Louis Blues in this year’s Stanley Cup Final. And in a cruel twist, the matchup pits The Office’s lovebirds, Jim and Pam, against each other.
Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam in the sitcom, grew up in St. Louis while John Krasinski, Jim, was born in Boston.
The awkward situation was first brought to light by @VeIeno, who posted a photo of Fischer in a Blues jersey and Jim in a Bruins shirt with the caption “STANLEY CUP FINAL.” The two wildly successful actors addressed the tweet on Wednesday, a day after the Blues punched their ticket to the championship round.
Krasinski retweeted the tweet within 20 minutes just writing “Uh ohh…”
Uh oh… https://t.co/JlxdRogK3A
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) May 22, 2019
While Fischer replied to Krasinsk’s tweet saying things were going to be interesting, she also retweeted the original.
Oh boy… https://t.co/15T95Tx2xl
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) May 22, 2019
The still of Fischer is from a video she recorded for the Blues before Game Seven against the Dallas Stars in the Second Round.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 7, 2019
The Bruins and Blues last met in the championship round during the 1969-70 season, with Boston sweeping St. Louis in four games. Both teams have captivating stories: The Blues are looking to win the franchise’s first championship and bounced back from last place to start the season. The Bruins are led by 42-year-old defenseman Zdeno Chara. But if you excuse us, this instantly becomes our favorite storyline of the series.
While the coupling of Jim and Pam was a high point of The Office, the two also had their low points and struggles. During the final seasons of the show, Jim moves to Philadelphia to start a sports marketing company named Athlead. Jim was always a sports fan in the show, though he probably would have been a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins or Philadelphia Flyers and not the Boston Bruins.
Jim leaving Scranton put strains on his marriage to Pam, who confided in the documentary sound guy. In the last episode, Athlead, which is now known as Athleap, moves to Austin, Texas. Pam secretly sells their house in Scranton and moved to Austin to support Jim.
While the series ends on a happy note for the couple, who knows if they will survive the Stanley Cup Final. Fingers crossed.
— Zach Wallace (@zingzach) May 22, 2019
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