The Chicago Blackhawks hockey team busted out of the gates right from the season’s start and never seemed to slow down. We will certainly not soon forget their 24 game unbeaten streak followed by weeks of steady play, especially on defense. Throughout the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Blackhawks were once again very steady and got to the Finals by escaping the veteran grasps of the Detroit Red Wings. With a long, grueling seven game series out of their way, they got by last year’s champions the LA Kings in five games.
The finals matchup of Original 6 teams was no cakewalk for anyone. These two teams had some really hard fought battles and gave NHL fans a treat of a finals. In the end, it was the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Championship series for the fifth time in team history and the second time in as many as four years. The ending of game 6 was nothing less than tremendous as both teams amped up their play towards the end of the game.
The 2013 saw its shares of love and hate moments and these finals were a true testament to the strength of the NHL game. Boston and Chicago delivered NHL professional hockey at its finest and surely us NHL fan can’t wait till next season.
For now, congrats to the Chicago Blackhawks on an outstanding season of play. This team showed the true heart and grit of Champions and will have the bragging rights till around the same time next year.
1st Period CHI – BOS
7:19 Boston Bruins BOS
Chris Kelly 2 (Assists: Tyler Seguin 7, Daniel Paille 5)
0 – 1
2nd Period CHI – BOS
4:24 Chicago Blackhawks CHI
Jonathan Toews 3 (Unassisted)
1 – 1
3rd Period CHI – BOS
12:11 Boston Bruins BOS
Milan Lucic 7 (Assists: David Krejci 17)
1 – 2
18:44 Chicago Blackhawks CHI
Bryan Bickell 9 (Assists: Jonathan Toews 11, Duncan Keith 11)
2 – 2
19:01 Chicago Blackhawks CHI
Dave Bolland 3 (Assists: Michael Frolik 7, Johnny Oduya 5)
3 – 2
Goalies SA GA SV SV% PIM TOI
Corey Crawford(notes) 25 2 23 .920 0 59:51