Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 6/13/13
For the first time in 34 years two of professional hockey’s original six teams meet to fight for the Stanley Cup. The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks kicked off the grand finale of the NHL season Wednesday night in Chicago with both teams coming into this series with a ton of confidence and momentum. Both won their final games by a single goal: the Bruins in regulation to complete a sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Blackhawks in overtime to squelch any chance of a comeback for the LA Kings. The Blackhawks took game one with a late comeback effort in the third period and a miraculous goal in the third overtime off two deflections of a Michal Rozsival slapshot. Both teams have incredible goaltenders, so the rest of this series is likely to be decided by multiple one-goal deficits. Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask posted two shutouts in the Pittsburgh series against a team who scored the most goals in the NHL during the regular season. The Bruins defense as a whole kept the Pengu...
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