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Playoff CentralJun 13, 10 months ago

Player of the Game: Blackhawks-Bruins Game 1

Player of the Game: Blackhawks-Bruins Game 1

The talk of the Stanley Cup Finals has been mostly about the goaltenders on each side. In a game where Corey Crawford could have given up after surrending two two-goal leads to the Boston Bruins, he hung in there outlasting Tuukka Rask en route to a …

Playoff CentralJun 12, 10 months ago

Black and Gold need to re-sign Nathan Horton

Black and Gold need to re-sign Nathan Horton

He leads all players in plus/minus in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a +21. He is second in total points with 17 (7 G 10 A) and has been dominant on one of the best lines in hockey throughout the Black and Gold’s Cup run. It begs the question: …

Playoff CentralJun 11, 10 months ago

Best of Media Day

Best of Media Day

Today in Chicago the Bruins and Blackhawks met with the media for media day on the eve of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Find out which Blackhawks star wore number 68 as a kid, which Bruin and Blackhawk are close friends and who almost got traded …

Playoff CentralJun 10, 10 months ago

Bruins’ power-play must step up against Hawks’ PK

Bruins’ power-play must step up against Hawks’ PK

The Boston Bruins will embark on their toughest task of the 2013 season as they will travel to Chicago for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals that begins Wednesday. Many believe these two teams are similar in stature. Both coaches roll four lines, have…

Playoff CentralJun 9, 10 months ago

Claude Julien in upper tier of coaching ranks

Claude Julien in upper tier of coaching ranks

Photo credit: Jim Davis/Boston Globe staff By now, many hockey fans and pundits alike are well aware that a coach’s life span in the National Hockey League is one of the shortest in the four major professional sports. But Claude Julien is one o…

Playoff CentralJun 9, 10 months ago

Bruins-Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final schedule

Bruins-Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final schedule

With their 4-3 double overtime victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Kings, the Chicago Blackhawks clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Final against the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins. This will be the first matchup between Origi…