Stanley Cup Final at a glance

  • Updated: June 11, 2013 - 11:26 PM

THE MATCHUP

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins

About the Blackhawks

Best regular-season record in the NHL at 36-7-5. Beat the Wild, Detroit and Los Angeles in the playoffs. Chicago, with coach Joel Quenneville, won the Stanley Cup in 2010.

About the Bruins

Fourth seed in the East at 28-14-6. Beat Toronto, the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh in the playoffs. Boston, under coach Claude Julien, won the Cup in 2011.

History

This is the first Cup Final featuring two of the Original Six NHL teams since 1979 — and the first Cup Final ever between the Blackhawks and Bruins. The teams did not meet during the regular season.

Chicago stars

Forwards Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp all have 14 playoff points. Captain Jonathan Toews is a Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) finalist. Defenseman Duncan Keith won the Norris Trophy (best defenseman) in 2010. Goalie Corey Crawford has a 1.74 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in the playoffs.

Boston standouts

Center David Krejci leads playoff scoring with 21 points. Patrice Bergeron is a Selke finalist. Brad Marchand (18 goals, 18 assists) was the team’s top regular-season scorer. Captain and defenseman Zdeno Chara won the Norris in 2009. Goalie Tuukka Rask has a 1.75 goals-against average and .943 save percentage in the playoffs.

Michael Russo’s prediction

Not many picked the Bruins before the playoffs. Not many will pick against them now. But we picked the Blackhawks before the playoffs and won’t change. Blackhawks in 7.

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Philadelphia - WP: R. Hernandez 2 FINAL
Washington - LP: D. Fister 1
Seattle - LP: R. Elias 1 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: W. Chen 2
Texas - LP: J. Williams 2 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 12
Colorado - LP: F. Morales 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Verlander 4
Cincinnati - WP: M. Latos 5 FINAL
Miami - LP: J. Cosart 2
San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong 5 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 1
LA Angels - WP: M. Shoemaker 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Hellickson 3
NY Yankees - LP: C. Capuano 3 FINAL
Boston - WP: A. Ranaudo 4
Minnesota - LP: C. Fien 8 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: J. Guerra 10
Toronto - LP: A. Loup 1 FINAL
Houston - WP: J. Veras 3
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 7 FINAL
St. Louis - LP: A. Wainwright 4
Kansas City - WP: J. Guthrie 1 FINAL
Oakland - LP: S. Gray 0
Pittsburgh - WP: T. Watson 9 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. Schultz 4
Atlanta - LP: M. Minor 1 FINAL
San Diego - WP: E. Stults 10
Chicago Cubs - WP: K. Hendricks 8 FINAL
Los Angeles - LP: D. Haren 2
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Indianapolis 8/7/14 6:00 PM
NY Jets
San Francisco 8/7/14 6:30 PM
Baltimore
New England 8/7/14 6:30 PM
Washington
Cincinnati 8/7/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
Seattle 8/7/14 8:00 PM
Denver
Dallas 8/7/14 9:00 PM
San Diego
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Sporting Kansas City 1
Winnipeg 27 FINAL
Hamilton 26
Toronto 31 FINAL
Montreal 5
Brt Columbia 25 FINAL
Calgary 24
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Edmonton 8/8/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Hamilton 8/8/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/9/14 6:30 PM
Calgary
Winnipeg 8/12/14 6:30 PM
Toronto
Connecticut 89 FINAL
San Antonio 79
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