On Wednesday night, many witnessed what is being called one of, if not the, best Stanley Cup Finals opening games in the history of the NHL.
The Boston Bruins built up a two goal third period lead before seeing the Chicago Blackhawks come back to tie it late. Chicago eventually ended up winning the game in triple-overtime on a deflection by Andrew Shaw’s knee past Tuuka Rask to take a 1-0 series lead.
Now, the teams return to the ice tonight for game two of the Finals with Chicago looking to take a 2-0 lead on home ice while the Bruins are hoping to even the series before heading home to Beantown.
Boston will likely be without forward Nathan Horton who reaggravated a reported chronic shoulder injury in the first overtime of game one which means that Tyler Seguin will have to step up if the Bruins hope to get the series to one game apiece.
In game one the two teams combined for 117 shots and 120 hits in a game that lived up to, and surpassed, expectations.
While it’s unlikely that both teams have the same type of game that Wednesday night provided, one has to assume that there will be even more motivation for each team to win this game than game one. Chicago wants a cushion; Boston doesn’t want to fall into a bigger whole.
It will be interesting to see just how much effect the triple-ot affair has on the teams even with two days off in between games. Will there be tired legs, or will there be too much adrenaline flowing to let fatigue set in. We’ll find out at 8pm Eastern.
What time do the Blackhawks and Bruins drop the puck? We’ve got all of the information you will need to know to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action.
Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: United Center
Series Record: Blackhawks lead series, 1-0
TV Info: NBC Sports Network
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Here is the schedule for the Bruins vs. Blackhawks best of seven series in the Eastern Conference Finals:
- Game 1 – Blackhawks win, 4-3, 3 OT
- Game 2 – Saturday, June 15th – Boston @ Chicago 8 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC, RDS)
- Game 3 – Monday, June 17th – Chicago @ Boston 8 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC, RDS)
- Game 4 – Wednesday, June 19th – Chicago @ Boston 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)
- Game 5* – Saturday, June 22nd – Boston @ Chicago 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)
- Game 6* – Monday, June 24th – Chicago @ Boston 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)
- Game 7* – Wednesday, June 26th – Boston @ Chicago 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)
- * if necessary
We hope that you enjoy the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals action and check back in with FanSided.com throughout the day and duration of the series as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.