For the first time since 1979, a pair of "Orignal Six" teams will face off for the Stanley Cup. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins are the last teams skating and the puck drops in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday in Chicago.
Stanley Cup Final
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
As holders of the Presidents' Trophy, the Blackhawks open the best-of-seven series at home in Chicago. Of course, a trip to the Windy City for Game 1 shouldn't faze the Eastern Conference champion Bruins, who won their first road game in each series during their postseason run.
Although the Blackhawks and Bruins are two of the most storied franchises in the NHL, these two groups of players haven't seen each other in a while. Thanks to the lockout-shortened season, the Blackhawks and Bruins haven't faced off since Oct. 15, 2011, according to NHL.com.
"It's a special couple places, the tradition of the Bruins and the Hawks is special," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said ahead of Game 1, via The Associated Press. "I'm sure, you know, the rivalry could return instantly come Game 1. I think it's good for the league. It's good for hockey. Two great hockey markets. We're very excited to be a part of it."
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06/13/2013 1:02 AM EDT
Shaw knees the puck past Rask for the winner. It was the second deflection the puck took after leaving Roszival's stick.
06/13/2013 12:57 AM EDT
Daugavins sent in on Crawford with an open shot near post but he tries to go past Crawford for backhand shot. He can't finish the move and the game continues.
06/13/2013 12:56 AM EDT
This is now 5th-longest game in Cup Final history— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) 3 years ago
06/13/2013 12:50 AM EDT
Saves At Both Ends
Bruins seem stronger thus far in the third but Hawks are getting their chances on the counter.
06/13/2013 12:46 AM EDT
Bruins building, building, building ... but Crawford is up to the task when the shot eventually comes.
06/13/2013 12:43 AM EDT
Blackhawks kill off power play and everyone is full strength... until the next time there are too many men on the ice.
06/13/2013 12:42 AM EDT
Back At It
Third overtime has begun. Bruins still on the power play. Bergeron with an early shot.
06/13/2013 12:27 AM EDT
Chara off the post in the final seconds and Lucic couldn't smack home the rebound. What a flurry. And we're going to the sixth period.
06/13/2013 12:26 AM EDT
The power play is underway as the final seconds of the second OT tick away. A shot hits the post! So close. Official waving no goal as play continues.
06/13/2013 12:24 AM EDT
Penalty Against Hawks
That's another too many men on the ice penalty in this game. Power play for Bruins.