The Bruins and Blackhawks, two Original 6 teams, meet for the right to raise Lord Stanley. Boston is 9-1 in the postseason since toppling Toronto in overtime of Game 7 in the opening round. Chicago is 7-1 since being down 3-1 to rival Detroit and beat last year's Cup champion Kings in the Western Conference Finals
Tiger Woods is in a major drought but says he's close. Adam Scott is looking for his second straight. Will we see a first-time winner? Phil Mickelson is looking to get his major mojo back. Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia will be a challenge for all of the top golfers thanks to rock hard, fast greens and the need for shot placement on every swing
It's an Original 6 Stanley Cup Finals, the first since 1979 and the first finals since 1972 between American Original 6 teams. Bruins and Blackhawks. Here is a preview of the series that will eventually end in one of these teams hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup, the most coveted trophy in team sports.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs split the first two games of the NBA Finals in Miami and now take the series to San Antonio for the next three. The Spurs' Tony Parker took over in the first game as did the Spurs' collective defense
The 2011 Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup because of three reasons. One, Tim Thomas in goal. Two, depth. Three, effort. It is that last one that has been increased in 2013, somehow, some way, by these current Bruins.
Bruins-Penguins had the most intrigue of any Stanley Cup playoff series for the simple reason that the two teams play completely different styles. Boston plays tough and with depth and scores big goals at big times. Pittsburgh scores all the time and flies up and down the ice, the total finesse team that relies on superstar players.
The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010. The Kings raised Lord Stanley in 2012 as the first 8-seed to do so. Now, these two teams will face-off in the Western Conference Finals for the right to play for the Cup again. Here is a series preview.
Bob Ryan, legendary NBA columnist and reporter for the Boston Globe, recently joined Mike Lindsley on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio to talk NBA playoffs, LeBron James and his Mount Rushmore and All-NBA First Team roster in league history
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