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 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
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
Game 1 of the eastern conference match up between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers will not go down as 1 of the best moments of Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvists career. The reigning Vezina champion as the leagues best goalie in 2012 let in as soft a goal as you could, was out of position on another, and could have stopped the 3rd as well as the Caps beat the Rangers 3-1 to take the opener
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