THUNDER BAY – The final series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to go. The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will faceoff in the best of seven game series.
The first two games of the series are in Chicago. The series then shifts to Boston.
Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup?
Thunder Bay’s Patrick Sharpe is one of the Chicago players and brought the Stanley Cup to Thunder Bay last time the Chicago Blackhawks won the cup.
The shortened season of NHL Hockey now into the home stretch has few fans remembering the long lockout at the start of the season. Solid exciting hockey has washed away the memories of the labour strife.
One thing for sure, there are Stanley Cup Finals games scheduled for two Monday’s if the series goes to seven games. Hardcore political followers will likely be watching diehard Bruins fan Mayor Keith Hobbs to see if he has an earphone or laptop on those nights for Council.
Original Six Final Series
Despite being rivals since the inception of the League, the Bruins and Blackhawks do not have much of a postseason history. This will be the seventh time the teams have met in the playoffs, and the first since a four-game sweep by Boston in the 1978 Quarterfinals that continued the Bruins’ domination of the postseason meetings between the two teams.
The teams did not play each other during the 2012-13 regular season because of the 48-game truncated schedule caused by the lockout.