A series that was destined to go seven games didn't but it was ok, because the series already had multiple overtime games including a three-overtime thriller and a wild Game 6 that saw the Blackhawks tally two late third period goals in 17 seconds in Boston for the victory. A Stanley Cup hasn't ever been won in that fashion. And so, the Chicago Blackhawks are 2013 Stanley Cup champs.
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 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.
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.
Goaltending-depth-star scoring-special teams. Those are the four keys to a Stanley Cup run. The Rangers certainly have the first one, even if Henrik Lundqvist had a bad Game 2 against the Bruins. Other than the goalie though, the Blueshirts are in trouble.
The Rangers bested the Capitals in seven games in Round 1 of hockey's playoffs. Now, it is off to Boston for a series with the Bruins, one that should be physical and competitive and could go seven games...
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