It was do or die for the Boston Bruins heading into Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks as they found themselves trailing 3-2 and unfortunately–they failed to come through when it mattered the most.
The Bruins appeared to be on the verge of forcing a Game 7 after holding on to a 2-1 lead late in the third period before the Blackhawks managed to score two goals in a 17-second span to win Game 6 3-2 and be crowned the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions. Boston seemed to have a win in the bag after Milan Lucic score the go-ahead goal late in the third period, but it was Chicago who came through when it mattered the most as they scored two goals in a 17-second span in the final two minutes thanks to Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland to take home their second Stanley Cup in four years.
With the way these two teams played this series, hockey fans could not have asked for a better ending to a season that almost didn’t happen. Between their historic start to the regular season by going unbeaten over the first 24 games to their miraculous comeback against the Detroit Red Wings in the semifinals, Chicago certainly looked like a team of destiny during the Stanley Cup and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see them finish the year off as champions.
On another note, give the Bruins all of the credit in the world for putting up one heck of a fight in this series. For a team that was on the verge of elimination in the first round, this team put up one heck of a run and should be back even stronger next season.
As for the Blackhawks–congratulations on what turned out to be an incredible season as they were crowned 2013 Stanley Cup champions.
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