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The Chicago Blackhawks’ practice lines Tuesday indicated a change may be coming, and head coach Joel Quenneville confirmed as much Wednesday prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Quenneville will turn to big Brandon Bollig for Game 1 against the Bruins, as Bollig will be inserted into the lineup in place of Viktor Stalberg. Bollig hasn’t played since Game 3 of Chicago’s first-round series with the Minnesota Wild.
Bollig stands at 6-foot-3 and 223 pounds, so he does give the Hawks an element of size and toughness. He’s not afraid to mix it up, and he’ll certainly throw his weight around if needed. That’s about all he’s done for his entire career, though. In 50 career games counting both the regular season and playoffs, Bollig has just one point, a goal in last year’s playoffs.
Bollig is expected to skate alongside Marcus Kruger and Michael Frolik on the club’s fourth line.
“All year long, that line, when they did play, had a purpose,” Quenneville said after Wednesday’s morning skat
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Andrew Shaw netted the game-winning goal for the Blackhawks in triple overtime in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, so he was understandably very excited during his postgame interview with NBC’s Pierre McGuire immediately following the big goal. That might explain the f-bomb he dropped about 10 seconds into the interview:
“It was a great shot, great tip…f**kin’ unbelievable...
The Stanley Cup Final begins on Wednesday night, and history will be made. When this series is done, either the Blackhawks or the Bruins will be the first team to win a second championship since the last lockout. How will … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks vs Bruins: Stanley Cup Final Preview appeared first on Committed Indians.
Viktor Stalberg knows why he might not get to play when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.
That doesn't make the development any easier for him.
Stalberg skated outside the top four lines when Chicago practiced at the United Center on Tuesday, and coach Joel Quenneville also broke up the combination of Jonathan...
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is from Winnipeg, so you might think that he would have grown up in the early to mid-90s as a fan of the Jets — these Jets, of course.
However, a young Keith grew up rooting for a team that played its hockey almost 2,000 miles away. Now, as a 29-year-old blue liner in the NHL, Keith will have to go through the team he grew up rooting for...
Chicago Blackhawks fan Frank Miller has come up with an idea for those fans who cannot show up to work rocking a playoff beard. Rather than going months without shaving, Miller decided he would let his front lawn grow until the Blackhawks hoist the Stanley Cup. Shaving can be an epic pain in the you-know-what, [...]
Andrew Shaw celebrates his triple OT game-winner.
It ended as the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Final history, and thanks to Andrew Shaw, it ended in victory for the Chicago Blackhawks. Shaw’s deflection of a pinballing puck that started out as a Michael Handzus shot from the point gave Chicago the win at 12:08 of the third overtime period, and a 1-0 series lead for the Cup...
The NHL definitely picked the right player to toss a microphone on during the Blackhawks triple overtime Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. Andrew Shaw who scored the game winner in the third overtime was mic’d up at the time, and the NHL has kindly provided the video. Just awesome.
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The fifth longest game in Stanley Cup Final history ended with a double deflection by Andrew Shaw in the middle of the third overtime. The Blackhawks came back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to draw the game to overtime. Milan Lucic had two goals and an assist in the losing effort while Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland had a goal and an assist each, both factoring into...
Many die-hard Bruins fans can only dream of witnessing their beloved team take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. Well, Dunkin’ Donuts is making this dream a reality for 10 lucky contestants.
Dunkin’ Donuts is currently holding the “Send Me to the Bruins Game Contest,” which gives fans age 18 and up a chance to win a pair of tickets to Game 3 of the Stanley...
The Bruins and Blackhawks had never met in a Stanley Cup Final before Wednesday. Naturally, they marked the milestone occasion by sticking around a little while longer than the regulation 60 minutes.
As three periods became four, which became five, which became six and threatened to go on to seven, many Bruins and Blackhawks fans had to wonder if the game would ever end. It did,...
Game one is in the books... At The 12:08 mark of the third overtime period of game one of the Stanley Cup Finals, Chicago Forward Andrew Shaw scored the game winning goal against the Boston Bruins.
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Andrew Shaw scored on a deflection in triple overtime to lift
the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in a
riveting Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.
The Bruins and Blackhawks haven’t played each other since Oct. 15, 2011, but that doesn’t mean the Hawks aren’t aware of what the Bruins are capable of doing.
The last time these two teams met was just five months to the date that the Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup, and when they finally meet again it will be for the 2013 Stanley Cup. So it goes without saying that the Blackhawks...
Wow, I can't believe this is actually happening. The Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup Finals. I didn't think they'd make it here after barely esacping the first round and then having to play Pittsburgh. Instead, the Bruins absolutely dominated Pittsburgh, swept them the **** out of the playoffs and sent those damn Yinzers crying into their Iron City - or potentially...