Found June 11, 2013 on Talk Hockey:
Only two teams remain now: The Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins. This match-up will be the first Original Six Stanley Cup Final since 1979. The series will be a very tough one to call just as all of the others have been during the playoffs. Chicago looks better on paper, but the Bruins just swept the best team in the NHL on paper in the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby, Malkin and Iginla were all held scoreless in all four games... Could the Bruins do the same to Kane, Toews and Hossa?The X-Factor in this series: It will be key for the Blackhawks to stay to their game and not let the Bruins get under their skin. Protect your stars (Kane, Toews), keep your cool, and you will win.My prediction: The Chicago Blackhawks in seven.Coin toss (Blackhawks are heads, Bruins are tails)Game One: Heads (Chicago)Game Two: Heads (Chicago)Game Three: Heads (Chicago) Game Four: Tails (Boston)Game Five: Tails (Boston)Game Six: Heads (Chicago)The coin says... The Hawks will get off to a demanding 3-0 start. The Bruins will win two straight to make things interesting, but Chicago will put it away in Game Six. "In case it hasn't become abundantly clear by now, this series is far too close to call with any certainty. There is precious little that separates the Western Conference Champion from the Eastern Conference Champion. Home-ice advantage, held by the Blackhawks, could be the tipping point." - NHL.comRelated:2013 Stanley Cup Final Showdown - Bruins vs. Blackhawks

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While the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks get set to square off in the Stanley Cup Final, the team at decided to take a look at some of the best sports moments between the two proud cities. Whether it’s the sharing of the two most famous curses in the history of sports, the various playoff meetings between the four professional sports teams in both cities or the...

Jaromir Jagr’s Wolverine Playoff Beard with Moustache

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The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are set to play each other in 2013 Stanley Cup Final. The Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in three seasons. They are currently preparing to face an excellent Chicago Blackhawks team that has fought their way to their second finals appearance in four seasons. Both of these teams had to overcome significant...

VIDEO: Chicago Blackhawks Win Game 1 Of The Stanley Cup Finals In Triple OT

As the clock was about to strike midnight in Chicago, Blackhawks defenseman Michael Rozsival took a shot from the point that was deflected by Dave Boland in the slot and then again by Andrew Shaw past  Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. The goal was scored with just under 8 minutes left in the third overtime.  The game became  the 5th longest in Stanley Cup history. Boston Bruins...

No Update On Nathan Horton Injury

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Zdeno Chara would just as soon steer the conversation from his size. It's not hard to do, considering his contributions are as big as his frame. ''I'd rather have the talk about my game rather than just my size,'' the 6-foot-9 defenseman said. Chara is one of the main reasons - a big reason? - the Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup finals, aiming...

All aboard the Boston Bruins Bandwagon: Dominating stats from their sweep of Pittsburgh

While at my local pub in Boston watching the Bruins sweep the Penguins on Friday night, I told my buddy that it didn’t seem appropriate for me to get too excited.  I take my sports fan-dom pretty seriously, and I don’t think I’ve really earned the right to celebrate and cheer for the Bruins as if I’ve been rooting for them all along.  Earlier this season when the lockout...

Can Nathan Horton boost line mates shooting %

Nathan Horton has been one of the stars of these NHL playoffs as will be an integral component of the Stanley Cup finals if the Bruins are going to beat the Chicago Blackhawks. Nathan Horton is also set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer so his good playoff performance is good timing. One [...]The post Can Nathan Horton boost line mates shooting % appeared first on...

Mick Jagger Wishes Bruins Good Luck Before Stanley Cup Final Game 1 (Photo)

Mick Jagger and Jaromir Jagr have similar-sounding names, so it’s only right that the rock and roll legend would be rooting for the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final. Or something like that. Whatever the reason, the frontman for the Rolling Stones tweeted his surprising support for the Bruins on Wednesday evening. He posted a picture of himself with a Bruins sweater along with the...

Your Stanley Cup Final Predications

Easy choice, Chicago or Boston. For extra credit, include the Conn Smythe Trophy winner. To check how you did in the Conference Finals, go here and I don't believe anyone picked the bonus question correctly, which would have been Adam McQuaid or Patrick Kane.

The Boston Bruins Take On The Chicago Blackhawks

from Bruce Arthur of the National Post, It is not a clash of civilizations, if only because the Chicago Blackhawks led the league in goals allowed this season, which means they’re not exactly the ’84 Edmonton Oilers. It is a meeting of solitudes, since in this lockout-shortened season Chicago and the Boston Bruins did not play one another, and did not play anybody else who...

Report: Yankees Had Picture of Gregory Campbell in Draft Room as Example of What to Look For in Players

Gregory Campbell‘s legendary shift against the Pittsburgh Penguins is transcending hockey — and the Boston-New York rivalry, it appears. With the Major League Baseball draft taking place over the weekend, it was the Yankees of all teams who looked to the Bruins forward for inspiration in choosing their players. According to a tweet from Peter Gammons, the Bronx Bombers displayed...

Bruins vs Blackhawks: Keys To Game 1

For the second time in three years the Boston Bruins are back to the Stanley Cup Finals. For the second time in three years the Bruins will have to play a highly skilled offensive team in the Cup finals. Its another classic battle of defense versus offense. Eastern Conference versus Western Conference.It was another tough path for the Bruins getting to this Stanley Cup. Just like...

Lord Stanley Game One

Just a few things that caught my eye: I almost went to bed after the third Boston goal. What a mistake that would have been, eh?! Cue the comeback. Marian Hossa will do anything to win. He, Milan Lucic and Tuukka Rask were the best players on the ice through two OTs. Zdeno Chara was working his suffocating magic on Jonathan Toews all night long. Funny...

2013 Stanley Cup Final Preview

"Anything can happen" is usually the cliche you'll hear in the NHL playoffs and while this year's post-season had a few surprises, there weren't many monumental comebacks or huge upsets like last year, where the Stanley Cup Final featured a sixth seed versus an eighth seed. Instead, we have the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks, who many predicted to win the cup...
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