The Blackhawks lost captain and No. 2 scorer Jonathan Toews in the second period when Dennis Seidenberg hit him from behind and sent him face-first into the boards.
Expectations remain high for Chicago.
Anaheim would have home-ice advantage on Chicago, which would have it over Los Angeles.
The award winner will be announced June 24.
Zdeno Chara and Shea Weber are the other two finalists.
The award goes to the top defensive forward in the game.
Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and the Bruins beat the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Thursday night in the first meeting between the teams in Boston since the deciding game of the Stanley Cup finals.
It was a fairy tale ending for Chicago last time it was on the ice in Boston.
The wait ended up being worth it, after all.
It’s not the local pub. It’s not your living room. It’s not your buddies house. It’s not even at Best Buy, near the gigantic LED TVs, standing under their frigid air conditioning (in fact, if you stay there too long, they might kick you out).
“Commit to the Indian” isn’t just an order by a coach or a phrase to be mocked on sports radio. It’s something that might warrant a deeper consideration.
As soon as a well-meant charitable effort is twisted into a Stanley Cup rallying cry, all bets are off.
Chicago has dealt with enough awfulness that I feel we have more fans in this town that “get it;” “it” being, yeah, losing sucks, but I don’t have to look at this as just a black and white, did they win or did they lose issue.
Stanley Cup Finals preview pieces abound, and readers can get so inundated with them that the columns and articles and features become like vegetables to a six year old.
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When it comes to acceptance of gay players, the NHL is already way ahead of the NBA.
It’s probably a bad idea to protest the trampling of your rights and liberties by…exercising them.
Tyler Seguin scored the only goal in a shootout and Boston beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Saturday night in the only regular-season matchup between the last two NHL champions.
Daniel and Henrik Sedin were drafted in the very same building where they’ll try to clinch the Vancouver Canucks first-ever Stanley Cup on Monday night.
With a fortunate bounce and a flawless goalie, the Vancouver Canucks are heading back to Boston with the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time.