Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup over the Boston Bruins

The Bruins put up a fight, but the better team won in the end

6/25/13 in NHL   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Michal Handzus celebrates in the locker room with the Stanley Cup after game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Blackhawks won 3-2 to win the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: David Sandford/Pool Photo via USA TODAY SportsThe Stanley Cup Finals were about as intense as anyone possibly could have asked for. In 6 games, there were 5 overtime periods, and four of the games were decided by one goal.

In the end, despite a strong effort from the Boston Bruins, the better team won. The Chicago Blackhawks started the season as the best team in the NHL, the finished the regular season with the best record, and they finished the Stanley Cup Finals as the best team.

The Blackhawks started the season with 24 straight games without a loss. Their 77 points in the regular season were the most in the NHL.

Then, in Game 6 of the Finals, when everyone thought that the Bruins were about to take them back to Chicago for a Game 7, the Blackhawks showed exactly what they're made of.

In a span of 17 seconds, Brian Bickell and Dave Bolland found the back of the net and crushed the Bruins' hopes of extending the series. In that 17-second span, the Blackhawks went from a potential elimination game to a jubilant celebration on the ice of the TD Garden in Boston.

Bruins fans have nothing to be ashamed of. The Bruins played well, and surpassed most reasonable expectations. They just ran into a team that was better than them in nearly all facets of the game.

Congratulations to the Blackhawks, a group of very deserving Stanley Cup champions.
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6/26/13   |   Shaconage   |   40138 respect

Congratulations Blackhawks ... started the short season with a flourish and ended it in the same manner!

6/26/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Pat wrote:
Nice trolling attempt with the "far and away" comment. That series was as close as a 6-game series could possible be.

Oh give me a break, Pat.  Yes this was a very close series, but the Hawks were the best team all season, and you cannot deny that.  Don't ever try to accuse me of trolling, I do not do that s*** and you know it.  So take your petty nonsense accusations somewhere else.

Have a nice night.

6/25/13   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

kramer wrote:
Congrats to the Hawks!  I don't think it was any fluke that the last 4 teams standing in the conference finals just so happened to be the last four Stanley Cup champions.  You were left with the best of the best, and this year the Hawks were far and away the best team.

Nice trolling attempt with the "far and away" comment. That series was as close as a 6-game series could possible be.

6/25/13   |   ML31   |   3678 respect

Congrats to the 'Hawks.   I guess I missed a good series but I find it really hard to watch when there is no rooting interest...  Both teams have won the Cup recently and I just don't find either team all that interesting.  I'm hoping for a more interesting match up next year....

6/25/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Congrats to the Hawks!  I don't think it was any fluke that the last 4 teams standing in the conference finals just so happened to be the last four Stanley Cup champions.  You were left with the best of the best, and this year the Hawks were far and away the best team.