Chicago used two late goals in the fourth period to rally for a 3-2 victory and captured the 2013 Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks scored two goals, just 17 seconds apart to steal the win from Boston.
Injury updates on two key centers in the Stanley Cup final today understandably haven't given fans a lot of information to go on. For the Boston Bruins the focus is on Patrice Bergeron, for the Chicago Blackhawks it's captain Jonathan Toews.
The Chicago Blackhawks bent in game 4 of the Stanley Cup final in Boston against the Bruins Wednesday, but didn't break. The Hawks twice blew a 2 goal cushion but never gave up the lead and won in overtime, 6-5 on Brent Seabrook's point shot.
The L.A. Kings have finally lost a road game in these Stanley Cup playoffs and in doing so let the New Jersey Devils back into the final. The Kings still lead the series 3 games to 2, and Monday will try again to win the Cup on home-ice.
With a roster that is finally coming to fruition, and players like Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, and Mike Richards signed to long-term deals, the Kings team that has suddenly emerged as a Western Conference powerhouse will be together for a long time.
Despite his being 14 years younger, Vancouver Canucks' goalie Cory Schneider, for some, may be the more mature when it comes to the issue of attending team events. He was asked to weigh in on Tim Thomas' snub of the White House and sounded well, mature.
"Hockey games are a kind of communion," says Canadian fan Jamie Forsyth (right), "a gathering of understanding and solace for disciples of the most exciting, dynamic, history-rich and also marginalized sport on the planet."
Los Angeles Kings player Jarret Stoll skates with the Stanley Cup after the team's victory. "The Kings haven't enjoyed a particularly storied playoff history," notes Forsyth. "Last year they were dispatched by the Sharks; this year was looking similar. We were fighting tooth and nail for a maybe-possible chance at sliding Indiana Jones-style under the giant boulder and into the playoffs."
Members of the Los Angeles Kings take turns holding Lord Stanley's cup following their first win, as media take photos and film the historic moment. "With respect to my adopted home, L.A. is a bandwagon city," says Forsyth about his adopted city's recent hockey-love, "but I say: come one, come all."