Blackhawks vs. Bruins in Stanley Cup final

For the first time since 1979, two Original Six NHL teams will square off in the Stanley Cup final.

Patrick Kane scored at 8:20 of the second overtime period Saturday night to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, winning the best-of-seven Western Conference final in five games. It was the third goal of the game for Kane.

The Blackhawks will face the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final, with Game 1 slated for Wednesday night in Chicago.

The last time two Original Six teams met in the Cup final was 1979, when the Canadien beat the New York Rangers in five games.

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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  1. Sal from the Hammer says:

    The Gooiuns will win the SC, for the same reason as they won it last time. Namely, the same assholes that permitted the Gooiuns to run roughshod over the Sedin twins, will permit the Gooiuns to do the same to the Hawks best players. The NHL power brokers, especially Campbell, who still has his fingers in the pie, council the refs to “let them play”…that’s really all they have to say, and that in and of itself, favours the Gooiuns enough to make a difference.

    It’s what makes the NHL a true bush league. Players like Marchant can goon the Sedins, or, in this case Toews/Sharp, because the the NHL is run by a bunch of ex-players with their own agendas, and, the sycophants that make up the front office don’t have the brains or the balls to speak their minds for fear of reprisal by Colly and the gang. The game suffers immensely because of this cadre of agenda laden ex-players, that a rationally run business would not permit to be in positions of power in the first place. For example, the NFL doesn’t have ex-players making up the decision making positions in it’s front office, and, they certainly don’t have a bunch of ex-players and their biases and haters, making decisions about in game rules via replays. It probably goes like this, is it a goal Colly? Yes, then it’s a goal! That’s why the NFL isn’t a bush league. They protect their players for two reasons, they are afraid of liability, and because they value them. Especially thier markey players that the public pays hard earned money to see! The NHL does not even protect it’s best players from goonery. In fact, they encourage it!! This will not change as long as this short sighted, ignorant bunch of uneducated and over their head types make up the league’s decision making positions. Nuff Said!!

  2. savethepuck says:

    A lot have said about the RedBlacks, and I have thought it is a completely ridiculous name, but is it possible that the fans of Ottawa want to think about the New Zealand “All Blacks”?.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

    • Mavid says:

      yep that is is..they like to copy others..that being said Jeff Hunt is an excellent business man..he has done wonders with the 67’s if anyone can make this football franchise flourish its him..

    • Clay says:

      ‘All Blacks’ is a great name. ‘Redblacks’ is not.

      ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜

  3. HabFab says:

    Nice article from THN, writer feels that with a weak UFA market and a shrinking Cap it will force the GM’s back into making trades;

  4. Maritime Ron says:

    It looks like Brandon Prust and his foxy Quebec media star partner are enjoying their summer in Montreal hobbiting…errr, I mean hopping (darn Freud…) around Montreal and taking in the Grand Prix festivities

  5. Marc10 says:

    Go Hawks go.

  6. Fransaskois says:

    Really hoping to see Chicago win this one, they have an incredible team. I think Crawford is capable of pulling a fast one on Rask and stealing the show. They already took down Quick World-Beater, it’s time to start chiseling away at Rask Shame-of-Toronto.

    Don’t care how well people think Boston is playing, you don’t just go and say it blatantly and out in the open like that. This isn’t the place for accurate analysis and unbiased reporting. I’ve got too much hate for the B’s.

  7. ProHabs says:

    Damn. Give the Bruins the cup already. Chicago is too small and won’t be able to handle the Bruins.

  8. PrimeTime says:

    How is it possible a 5’10” 180 lb player scored a hatrick against the worlds greatest clutch goalie?? The bs that comes from this site!!!

    • HabFan in Edmonton says:

      One thing I learned from this site is that 1 team will win the Stanley Cup and the other 29 teams aren’t big enough.

      In all seriousness I get your point, you don’t have to be over 6 feet tall and 200 pounds to be a star in the playoffs and there are countless examples of it.

      Pittsburgh went from being unbeatable to not being big and gritty enough. They just went cold at the worst possible time. Boston came within a hair of going out in the 1st round and got a 2nd life. It’s funny what can happen when you get a 2nd life.

    • wjc says:

      Maybe, because he isn’t the ‘worlds greatest clutch goalie’.


    • New says:

      You hit it PT. Check out the best teams over the years. The D is big and robust, the forwards average and fast, and the goalie consistent. Also in every case the media and fans screamed how the goalie was wonderful and whoever scored the goals is the hero. The other 18 guys were just along for the ride and have the scars to prove it.

  9. jols101 says:

    Is Boston really that good or did the Pens just sh!t the bed?

    We will find out next week. Going to be an interesting series.

    • The Jackal says:

      Pens crapped the bed. Bylsma and/or the players could not adjust. They got frustrated when they could not score goals and also by Boston’s physical play.

      Also, the Bruins are very good. Yes, they get away with a lot, but that is the refs’ fault. The NHL should call the game by the rules, but in the playoffs they don’t. It is an affront to the integrity of the game and the B’s take advantage of that and/or it suits their physical style quite well. Either way, they are very skilled, have great goaltending, and a strong D – all factors you need to win. I think in the end, they go far with or without the rulebook.

      Hockey sine stercore tauri.

      • New says:

        In the regular season the Bruins take just about the league average penalties but are really good at killing them off (87%) while getting less PP than average. They score on the PP about 15% but since they get almost 33% fewer opportunities the PK vs PP ratio is important to them. If you are the Bruins you could even make a case that the league favors the guys you hit back first.

        They are good.

    • savethepuck says:

      Buck the Fruins

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  10. habstrinifan says:

    Winner of GAME 1 takes the CUP in six.

  11. Habcouver says:

    Hawks in 6.

    Waiting patiently for #25

  12. deuce6 says:

    Hate to say it, but I think the Bruins in 5…

    Brandon Prust doesn’t have hair on his testicles, because hair does not grow on steel….

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