As the Stanley Cup Final approaches a sixth and potential clinching game on Monday night, the attention shifted from the players on the ice to the ones who might not make it there, including two of the top forwards
Chicago Blackhawks BRENT SEABROOK, PATRICK KANE and JONATHAN TOEWS spoke to the media after the 6-5 overtime win in game four of the Stanley Cup Finals versus the Boston Bruins.
Brent Seabrook's slap shot 9:51 into overtime gave the Blackhawks a 6-5 victory on Wednesday night, restoring the home-ice advantage to the Western Conference champions.
Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when the Blackhawks did make a late charge, he was ready.
Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien spoke with the media Monday morning about game three of the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston tonight.
Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask has allowed no more than one goal in each of Boston’s last seven wins dating to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. He has a 0.64 goals-against average, .978 save percentage and two shutouts
Teams winning Game 2 of the Final have gone on to win the Stanley Cup in 55 of 73 years since the best-of-seven format began in 1939 (75.3%), including eight of the past 10 seasons.
Game 1 marked the third time since 1927 that the opening game of the Stanley Cup Final required multiple overtimes.
Andrew Shaw scored at 12:08 of triple-overtime to complete the Blackhawks’ comeback from a two-goal, third-period deficit and end the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Final history.
The top-seeded Blackhawks advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in the last four years by defeating the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in five games in the Western Conference Final.