104.5 The Team ESPN Radio's Mike Lindsley recently talked with Union head men's hockey coach Rick Bennett about the Stanley Cup Finals, Bennett's new contract, last year's Union hockey run and next year's schedule...
The Stanley Cup Finals begin Wednesday night in Chicago when the Blackhawks face the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the NHL's championship series. If Chicago loses, its fans may storm the offices of the city of nearby Park Ridge, Ill. in protest because the suburb's leaders obviously don't understand NHL playoff superstitions.
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 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.
Oh those feisty Detroit Red Wings. Paying little mind to the prognosticators who looked at the Red Wings as a mere bump in the road (I raise my hand), Detroit used a solid goaltending effort from Jimmy Howard to defeat the heavily favored Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 and grab a 2-1 lead in the best of 7 Western Conference semi finals...
Mike Lindsley talked with ESPN NHL analyst and insider Barry Melrose about the upcoming series between the Rangers and Bruins, the Game 7's those two teams battled through in Round 1 and other upcoming series. Hear it here:
The Chicago Blackhawks have started the NHL season with an amazing 23 game point streak, meaning that they have not lost a game in regulation this season. Chicago is 20-0-3 on the season, with their only three losses on the season coming in overtime or shootouts, in one of the most impressive runs in sports history.
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