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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.

06/04/2014

Michal Handzus scores the winning goal in double overtime. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) overtime.

Blackhawks Beat Kings, 5-4, In Double-OT To Stay Alive

Chicago trails the series 3-2 heading back to Los Angeles for Game 6.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, back row. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Blackhawks Not Lacking For Confidence

Teams trailing 3-1 in best-of-seven series have come back to win just 8.7 percent of the time.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, right. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Defense Stepping Up At Right Time

With so many skilled forwards, it’s sometimes easy to forget how good Chicago is defensively.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2014

The Blackhawks celebrate. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Breaking Down Blackhawks’ Potential Matchups With Ducks, Kings

Chicago had regular-season success against both Anaheim and Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014