Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/22/13
11 a.m. ET: Four games have been played in the Stanley Cup Final, and we don’t know much of anything, other than these two teams are very good and they’re evenly matched. The Bruins and Blackhawks have played four games so far, and each team has two wins. Each team has one a game at home and a game on the road. Each team is just two wins away from the Cup, as Saturday night marks the beginning of a best-of-three for the Cup. The series shifts back to Chicago for Game 5 where the Hawks won Game 1 in triple-overtime before the B’s bounced back to take Game 2 in overtime. Game 5 is obviously huge, especially for the Bruins. They would seem to be up against it with the series now being a two out of three affair with two games in Chicago. If the Bruins are going to head back to Boston with a chance to win the Cup in Game 6, they will have to be much better than they were in Game 4. Boston was uncharacteristically loose defensively, an effort and showing that head coach Claude Julien labeled as “average.” It may lead Julien to make a change in his lineup. Carl Soderberg, who has just six NHL games to his name, was skating on the fourth line at practice Friday. He could end up being inserted into the lineup in place of Kaspars Daugavins. It would be a risky move given Soderberg’s inexperience, but Daugavins has really struggled as of late, so it might be time for a change. Puck drop from Chicago is set for just after 8 p.m.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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