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06/24/2013 07:43 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2013

Stanley Cup Final Game 6 LIVE UPDATES: Blackhawks Look To Close Out Bruins In Boston

AP

For the first time in this back-and-forth Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, the puck will drop in a game that could potentially end the series. If the Blackhawks can win Game 6 in Boston then they will celebrate long into the night -- and likely into tomorrow morning -- with arguably the most famous trophy in sports.

2013 Stanley Cup Final
Game 6
Chicago Blackhawks
vs.
Boston Bruins
TD Garden
Boston, Mass.
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
TV: NBC

The stakes couldn't be more clear for both teams in Game 6: The Bruins need a win in Game 6 to prevent the Blackhawks from celebrating in Boston. With a win of their own, the Blackhawks can clinch their second Stanley Cup in four seasons.

Although the stakes are as high as they have been at any point during the season, both conference champions arrived in Boston after the Blackhawks' 3-1 win in Game 5 in Chicago with major injury concerns. Chicago forward Jonathan Toews and Boston forward Patrice Bergeron were injured in that fifth game on Saturday night. As game time approached on Monday, both were expected to play.

"It's not the best situation for either team," Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask said Sunday, via The Associated Press. "But it's a tough sport, and injuries happen. When you leave it all out there to help your team win, that's all part of the game."

Ready or not, Game 6 could decide the Stanley Cup Final. Will either Toews are Bergeron make the difference? Or will another hero step up? Regardless of who is on the ice, can the Bruins extend their season? Or will Chicago be celebrating tonight?

STAY TUNED FOR LIVE UPDATES, SCORES, HIGHLIGHTS AND PHOTOS:

06/24/2013 11:05 PM EDT

Cup Hat

06/24/2013 11:01 PM EDT

Conn Smythe

Patrick Kane gets the Conn Smythe trophy.

06/24/2013 11:01 PM EDT

06/24/2013 10:58 PM EDT

06/24/2013 10:57 PM EDT

06/24/2013 10:55 PM EDT

Time To Shake Hands

Both teams are at center ice shaking hands. One of the best traditions in sports. Chara towers over just about every player on the ice.

06/24/2013 10:54 PM EDT

Good Fans

Bruins fans are chanting "Let's go Bruins!"

06/24/2013 10:54 PM EDT

Stunned

The Bruins are completely stunned. 2 goals in 17 seconds and Chicago wins the Cup. Unreal.

06/24/2013 10:53 PM EDT

IT'S OVER

THE BLACKHAWKS ARE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

06/24/2013 10:53 PM EDT

Empty Net

The Bruins net is empty. Last chance for Boston.

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