2013 Stanley Cup Finals: Two Original Six Teams

June 09, 2013 | Marty Mossa

Well it has been a while since I have written a blog since my computer has crashed. The last blog I wrote was about the start of the Stanley Cup playoff tournament. Well let me review real quickly what happened.

The Caps played the New York Rangers in round one, and in typical Cap’s fashion, they squandered a 2-0 series lead and got spanked by the Rangers in game seven. Three things we can rely on in life is death, taxes, and the Caps playing golf by Memorial Day weekend.

The Penguins dropped the Islanders in six, Ottawa Senators beat the Canadians. The Boston Bruins blew a 3-1 series lead allowing the Toronto Maple Leafs to force a game seven. The Leafs built a 4-1 lead with about ten minutes left in the 3rd period. The Bruins cut it to 4-2 and scored with 1:22 left in the 3rd,and then scored 30 seconds later to tie and force overtime. The Bruins won in OT and beat the Rangers in the next round in five games.

In the Western Conference; the Sharks dispatched the Canucks in four, the Kings came back from a 0-2 deficit to beat th Blues 4-2, the President Cup winner Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild, and Detroit beat the Duck,

In the next round; the Penguins beat Ottawa in five, Chicago came from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Redwings in 7. The Kings beat the Sharks.

In the Eastern Conference; one of the biggest upsets in NHL history had the Bruins sweep the high powered Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins outscored the Pens 12-2. The Penguins were shutout twice and scored only 2 goals in four games. Sid Crosby and Makin were held to no points.

Chicago dispatched the defending Stanley Cup Champs LA Kings in five games.

The number forth seed Boston Bruins will go to play the number one seed Blackhawks in Chicago on Wednesday night. This will be th first finals featuring “original” six teams since the 1979 Stanley Cup Finals between the Canadians and Rangers.