Found June 25, 2013 on Hockey Fan Land:
   By: Rich BergeronInstead of forcing a game 7 for all the marbles, The Boston Bruins squandered a 2-1 lead against the Chicago Blackhawks Monday night and allowed two late goals in the third period. The exciting last-minute win gave the Blackhawks the chance to raise the Stanley cup in triumph for the second time in four years.   The Bruins did manage to get off to an aggressive start in the game, executing 12 shots on goal to just 6 for the Blackhawks in the first period. The Bruins were more physical and controlling than ever in the first frame, obviously conscious of a loss meaning their season would end. Slick passing and smart strategy helped the team keep the puck in the offensive zone through much of the period, giving the Blackhawks few chances to pressure Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask.   The first goal of the game found the back of the net with 12:41 left in the first. Daniel Paille shot the puck high in the air over to Tyler Seguin in front of the net, and Seguin gloved it d...

Here’s Zdeno Chara on a kids ride at Canobie Lake Park

Zdeno Chara appears to be trying out some unique methods to overcome his depression of losing the Stanley Cup to the Chicago Blackhawks. One of those methods? Riding kids rides at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire. From the looks of things, it’s not working. [Barstool] The post Here’s Zdeno Chara on a kids ride at Canobie Lake Park appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

Andrew Shaw takes puck to the face

Andrew Shaw took a puck directly to the face during the first period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  Shaw immediately hit the ice and was extremely slow to get up.  Shaw was not wearing a visor. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Blackhawks have fun with Stanley Cup

Wednesday marks Day 2 of the Chicago Blackhawks' latest reign as Stanley Cup champions, and thus far, it's been a busy couple days for the Cup, itself. At 122 years old, the Cup is getting up there in age, but that hasn't slowed it down on what has been a whirlwind tour of Chicago's bar scene. According to this handy Cup tracker , the team and the trophy arrived...

Khan profiles a red-flagged Wings free agent possibility in Nathan Horton

MLive's Ansar Khan's penned his second "free agent focus" article, following up a summation of David Clarkson's pluses, minuses and asking price with a profile of a player whose "upside" is vast and whose injury history is downright scary. Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton's a 6'2," 229-pound, 28-year-old winger who's proven himself...

Bruins Lose Game 6 But At Least Boston Has Creepy Stanley Cup Tin Man

A.B. Sure it would have been nice for the Boston Bruins to win the actual Stanley Cup, but when you have Creepy Stanley Cup Tin Man walking around the TD Garden, how can you complain – right? And although Creepy Stanley Cup Tin Man isn’t as weird as the human statues in Faneuil Hall, I still don’t want him putting his jinx-y hands all over the Bobby Orr statue. That game last...

Blackhawks Goalie Henrik Karlsson Signs With Skellefteå by   Steven Ellis

A day after the Chicago Blackhawks won the 2013 Stanley Cup, Blackhawks prospect Henrik Karlsson has signed with Skellefteå in Sweden. Undrafted in the NHL, Karlsson was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks prior to the 2009–10 season, but was returned to Sweden and took up starting duties with Färjestad, where he appeared in 34 games, posting [...]

Experience The Blackhawks Winning The Stanley Cup From a Chicago Bar

Watching some diehard fans faithful enjoying their Blackhawks scoring two goals in 17 seconds to clinch a Stanley Cup Victory at a bar in the heart of Chicago is fantastic.   If you don’t believe us, just click play.  Talk about the best type of emotional roller coaster a fan could ride.  DRINKS ON THE HOUSE! [@richarddeitsch @JGobel , via TBL] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

GIF: Andrew Ference erases his playoff beard

As we all know, playoff beards are the one of the biggest superstions in the NHL. After the their stunning Stanley Cup Final loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference posted this unique Vine of himself erasing his playoff beard. It was titled, "Time to get ready for next year". Here is the Vine in GIF form below.

The Chicago Blackhawks are your 2013 Stanley Cup champions

Game 7 looked like a certainty with just over a minute left in regulation of Game 6. Boston clung to a 2-1 lead over Chicago, desperately trying to keep elimination at bay. The Blackhawks delivered a crushing and shocking blow, scoring the tying goal with 1:16 to go in regulation. Wait! There's more! As soon as overtime seemed like a certainty, Chicago put the finishing stamp...

Stanley Cup Final game six: Lucic goal

This was the goal by Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic scored at the 12:11 mark of the third period. Of course the Blackhawks weren't done done as they scored two goals 17 seconds to win the 3-2 and the Stanley Cup Series 4-2.

A look at the frantic final finish of Game 6

A look at the final 89 seconds of Chicago's dramatic 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night that clinched the championship for the Blackhawks: --- 1:29 - With Chicago trailing 2-1, goalie Corey Crawford goes to the bench to give the Blackhawks an extra skater on the ice. 1:16 - After a scrum along the boards, Blackhawks defenseman...

'Hawks rally past Bruins, win Cup

Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 of the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons with a stunning comeback, 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Jonathan Toews scored his third goal of the playoffs...

Daily Rundown: Blackhawks Win Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks hoisted Lord Stanley’s cup for the second time in four years on Monday night following a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Blackhawks won the final three games of the series to take the cup 4-2. Chicago trailed 2-1 late in the third [...]

Steve Rosenbloom on the Boychuk hit

All right! Interesting perspective, no mystery that the NHL isn’t consistent in their call of the head shots, it’s well documented. Here’s my question; why is it, that players like Dustin Brown of the L.A. Kings has been able to get away with many of the same kind of hits for so long? Most of them have been deemed hockey hits, just like the hit that Brown put on Toews in the...
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