Bruins-Blackhawks 1st Original Six Cup Final since '79

Bruins-Blackhawks 1st Original Six Cup Final since '79
June 10, 2013, 1:00 pm
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The four teams that advanced to the Conference Finals in the NHL - the L.A. Kings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins - represented the last four Stanley Cups won, a remarkable coincidence.
 
That scenario had not occurred since 1945, back in "Original Six" days.
 
Well, this current Stanley Cup Final takes things a step further. It’s unique.
 
Never before have the Bruins and Blackhawks met in the Cup Final. That’s hard to imagine, given their long histories as two of the NHL's first six teams.
 
In fact, the last time two Original Six clubs met in the Final was 1979, when Scotty Bowman’s Montreal Canadiens defeated Freddy Shero’s New York Rangers in five games.
 
More than 600 days have come and gone since the Bruins and Blackhawks last met. They last faced each other Oct. 15, 2011, when Boston earned a 3-2 shootout win during the regular season.
 
Both teams are going for their second Cup this decade, while Boston is trying to claim its seventh overall in club history. versus Chicago is gunning for its fifth Cup.
 
The last time these two cities were involved in a championship was 1986, when the Bears met the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.
 
Prior to then, the Cubs and Red Sox met in the 1918 World Series.
 

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