Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks: 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Finals

The wait is almost over, the puck is about to drop and this crazy NHL season will soon be over. The Boston Bruins are taking on the Chicago Blackhawks for the Stanley Cup. Tonight marks the first time since 1979 that two Original six teams will battle for the cup. These two teams have not skated on the same ice in over a year. There last meeting was on October 15, 2011 in the United Center; the Bruins won the game 3-2 in a shoot-out.  Both teams have sipped from the sports greatest prize in recent years, the Blackhawks in 2010, and one year later the Bruins got their chance. Both Boston and Chicago have a similar playing style and have had the luck of outstanding goaltending. By June 26th we will all know who the best team in this lockout shortened season is. Who ever holds up the cup could be considered a modern-day dynasty.                                                                                                                                                          

The Road To The Finals

Boston, beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins

Chicago, beat the Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings, and the Los Angeles Kings

Team Point Leaders, and Starting Goaltender Stats

Boston, David Krejci:  9G 12A 21P +14,  Tuukka Rask: 1.75 GAA .943 SV%

Chicago, Patrick Sharp: 8G 6A 14P +4,  Corey Crawford: 1.74 GAA .935 SV%

This series will be a hard-fought, nail-biting battle. I’m hoping for hard hits, and highlight caliber goals. I’m picking the Bruins in 6.

Did You Know? This will be the fourth finals in the past six years for Chicago’s Marian Hossa, who made previous trips with the Penguins, Red Wings and the Blackhawks’ Cup-winner in 2010.


Tags: Boston Bruins Chicago Blackhawks Corey Crawford David Krejci Detroit Red Wings Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild New York Rangers NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Patrick Sharp Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto Maple Leafs Tuukka Rask

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