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The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek believes that the Stanley Cup Final has been nothing less than "epic," and he believes that it will deliver a conclusion fitting for an abbreviated 2013 season jam-packed with dramatic action:
Monday night, the Stanley Cup will be waiting in the wings for the Chicago Blackhawks, who have a chance to win it for the second time in four years, even as Chicago’s captain, Jonathan Toews, and Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins are questionable for the game because of injuries sustained Saturday in a 3-1 Blackhawks victory.
Thankfully, hockey is still the ultimate team sport and there is a long and storied history of players picking each other up in the short term. Motivation will not be lacking when these two teams face off at the TD Garden, in what could be the denouement of the NHL’s twisting, turning 2012-13 season.
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Patrice Bergeron was reportedly released from the hospital on Friday night and flew home with the team. His status remains unknown.
After celebrating their Stanley Cup win in the locker room, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and some of his teammates took the celebration out onto the ice. The Bruins TD Garden was completely empty and Toews did a little shimmy and then moonwalked on the ice. It was cool to see “Captain Serious” having fun and letting loose.
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Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron suffered some sort of mysterious injury that sidelined him for the second period of Game 5 and forced him to leave the United Center sitting in the back of an ambulance, and Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reported that Bergeron may have suffered a spleen injury.
Pro Hockey Talk's Joe Yerdon was monitoring early-morning Tweets, and he found...
Chicago Blackhawks captain Patrick Toews and Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron -- who both missed time in Game 5 because of injury -- were back in the lineup for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on Monday.
The Blackhawks lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and could clinch their second Cup in four years with a victory.
Toews was on the bench for the third period of...
This gripping Stanley Cup final has gone five games — with Game 6 set for Monday night in Boston — and there remains great uncertainty about what lies ahead. A good part of what’s not known has to do with each team’s top two-way center, Patrice Bergeron of Boston and Jonathan Toews of Chicago. Each is a leader on and off the ice, a major presence in everything his team does...
An ending to the Stanley Cup Final like that deserves two holy *****. The Chicago Blackhawks just hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup for the 2nd time in 4 years and did so in unbelievably dramatic fashion. Since we always try and give you a perspective like you won’t find anywhere else we went to Rebel Bar in Wrigleyville to watch Game 6 and soak in all the goodness...
Jonathan Toews‘ status for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins is uncertain after the Blackhawks center was beat in Game 5 to the point that he missed the third period because of injury. Toews was quiet in the first three games of the Cup Finals, but he scored in the [...]
The playoff beard never quite came in for Jonathan Toews. Same for Patrick Kane.
It's OK. It looks as if they are going to get plenty of practice in the coming years.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be able to bring back much of their young core of top players next season when they try to become the first repeat Stanley Cup winner since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998.
Photo courtesy of NESN.com BOSTON-- The Chicago Blackhawks (link) are extremely close to victory and it appears as though the status of one of their stars is still unknown. According to Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com, (link) head coach Joel Quenneville said he was optimistic in regards to whether star forward Jonathan Toews (link) would play Monday evening. "Johnny is doing...
It appears that Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk won’t face a suspension from the NHL as a result of the devastating hit he laid on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews during Saturday’s Game 5 in Chicago.
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the league has reviewed Boychuk’s hit and decided that it did not warrant a disciplinary ruling. Boychuk himself stated after the game that...
If Jonathan Toews and Patrice Bergeron can't play in Game 6, both
the Hawks and Bruins are going to have some big skates to fill.
It’s the Stanley Cup Final, so expect to get hit.
That’s what happened to Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews in the second period of Game 5, as he skated toward the net to shoot on Tuukka Rask. Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk quickly put an end to that, as he came out of nowhere to level Toews.
Check out the big hit in the GIF below.
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Chicago's Jonathan Toews went five-hole on Boston goalie Tuukka Rask for the equalizing goal during the second period of Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.
The lasting visual -- as it typically is when the Stanley Cup Final comes to an end -- will be of Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews taking the famed trophy from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
For the Boston Bruins, it'll be a series of images, a B-roll of nightmares where a one-goal lead turned into 3-2 defeat in a matter of 17 seconds in the closing moments of Game...
(Photo: Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports) CHICAGO—According to a report from Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews , suffered an upper body injury in last night’s game according to Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville. Toews did not see any action in the third period, a game that saw the Blackhawks skate to victory over the visiting Boston Bruins by a...