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‘There’s no secrets’ between Bruins and Blackhawks

Jun 10, 2013, 1:39 AM EDT

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As a result of that darn lockout, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks have yet to play against each other in 2013.

That changes Wednesday, when the two teams meet in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

At times in these playoffs, both have made their respective successes look easy, although both were facing the abyss of elimination.

The Bruins were down three goals in Game 7 of the first round to the Toronto Maple Leafs, only to conjure a miraculous comeback before winning that series in overtime. They have since charged past their most recent opponents – the New York Rangers in the second round and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference final.

The Blackhawks were down 3-1 to the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, but won the next three games to advance to the Western Conference final, where they dispatched the L.A. Kings in five games.

Just because they have yet to face each other this season, does not mean the two teams aren’t familiar with each other.

“I think all the information is out there for both teams to understand how we both play,” Bruins head coach Claude Julien said, as per the Associated Press.

“There’s no secrets there. Again, like I said, it’s only the head to head, how the two teams are kind of going to clash, what’s going to happen when we do. It’s as simple as that.

“It’s about having confidence in what you plan on doing and going out there and executing it, that’s all you can do.”

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 10, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    OK, trivia time: We all know this will be the first time these two teams, born in the 1920s, will have met in the Stanley Cup Finals. Who knows the only other two “Original Six” teams that have never met in the Finals?

    • netdude55 - Jun 10, 2013 at 5:34 AM

      The New York Rangers & Chicago Blackhawks have never met in the finals.

    • patriotsdefense - Jun 10, 2013 at 5:37 AM

      Blackhawks-Rangers

  2. jeff2000m - Jun 10, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    Mtl & nyr….1979 i believe??

  3. pastabelly - Jun 10, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    The Bruins and Blackhawks are in the Finals and most of the articles on PHT are about the Penguins. Go figure.

  4. neelybourque778 - Jun 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    You saying it’s still not fun to read about the Pens embarrassment and humiliation? Keep ‘em coming. Great time killer til we get to Wednesday.

  5. pensman29 - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    That comment belongs on another article

  6. jacketsfan7 - Jun 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Blackhawks-Rangers but I’m late to say it

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