Hawks' road Cup win wouldn't be unusual

Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Blackhawks at Bruins, 8 ET (Blackhawks lead series 3-2)

The Blackhawks can win their 5th Stanley Cup title and second in the last 4 seasons if they can defeat the Bruins in Game 6 of the Cup finals Monday night in Boston. Winning the Cup on the road has been fairly common in recent seasons; 4 straight teams did so from 2008 to 2011 until the Kings won theirs at Staples Center last June.

* Blackhawks: 17-3 all-time (2-1 in Stanley Cup Finals) in best-of-7 series when up 3-2

* Blackhawks: seeking 5th Stanley Cup title (last came in 2010)

* Blackhawks: would be 1st Presidents’ Trophy winner to win Stanley Cup since Red Wings in 2008

* Blackhawks: 4-5 on the road this postseason

* Patrick Kane (CHI): 3 goals, assist in last 2 games (1 assist in 1st 3 games of series)

* Bruins: 3-18 all-time (1-3 in Stanley Cup Final) in best-of-7 series when trailing 3-2

* Bruins: lost consecutive games for 2nd time this postseason

* Bruins: 8-3 at home this postseason

* Bruins: won Games 6 & 7 of 2011 Stanley Cup Finals vs Canucks after trailing 3-2 in series

* FROM ELIAS: Home teams are 59-26 in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs (.694), extending the NHL record for most wins by home clubs in a single postseason. The previous mark of 57 was set during the 1991 playoffs (92 games). Home teams are guaranteed to have a postseason winning percentage of .600 or higher for the first time since 1993, when they went 52-33 (.612).

Stanley Cup Finals - Game 5

Blackhawks 3, Bruins 1 (Blackhawks lead series, 3-2)

* Patrick Kane (CHI): 2 goals (9); 2nd multi-goal game this postseason (had hat trick in Game 5 of Conf. Finals vs Kings)

* Kane: 3 goals, assist in last 2 games (had 1 point {assist} in 1st 3 games of series)

* FROM ELIAS: Patrick Kane scored his eighth and ninth goals of the playoffs in Chicago’s win over Boston on Saturday. Kane, who had 10 postseason goals in 2010 and nine in 2009, is the first player in Blackhawks history to have three postseasons with nine or more goals. Over the last 20 years, the only other player to do that for any team is Joe Sakic for the Avalanche.

* Jonathan Toews (CHI): 2 assists, did not play in 3rd period (was on bench during period)

* Blackhawks: 11-2 at home this postseason

* Zdeno Chara (BOS): goal in 3rd period (3), 10th career playoff goal with Bruins - 6th defenseman with 10 career playoff goals as a Bruin

* Patrice Bergeron (BOS): left game in 2nd period due to undisclosed injury (taken to hospital via ambulance for observation)

* Bruins: lose back-to-back games for 1st time since Games 5 & 6 of Conf. Quarterfinals vs Maple Leafs; rallied after losing Game 5 of a 2-2 Cup Final to win series in 2011 vs Canucks)

* Game 5 winners in 2-2 Cup Finals have a 15-7 (.682) series record since 1939; 4 of 7 teams to win best-of-7 Cup Finals after losing Game 5 of a 2-2 series have done so since 2001 (2001 Avalanche, 2004 Lightning, 2009 Penguins & 2011 Bruins)

Teams To Win Stanley Cup Finals After Losing Game 5 Of A 2-2 Series (Since 1939)

Year Series Winner Opponent

2011 Bruins Canucks

2009 Penguins Red Wings

2004 Lightning Flames

2001 Avalanche Devils

1971 Canadiens Blackhawks

1964 Maple Leafs Red Wings

1950 Red Wings Rangers

>>NHL first used best-of-7 format for Cup Final in 1939

Patrick Kane

In 2013 Stanley Cup Finals

1st 3 Last 2

Games Games

Goals 0 3<<

Assists 1 1

Shots on goal 13 10

+/- -1 +3

>>2 goals in Game 5 Saturday

Most Goals By A Defenseman

Bruins Playoff History

Ray Bourque 36

Bobby Orr 26

Brad Park 23

Glen Wesley 15

Johnny Boychuk<< 12

Zdeno Chara<< 10


Blackhawks In Game 5 Of Stanley Cup Finals Tied 2-2

2010 2013

vs Flyers vs Bruins

Location Home Home

Result Won Won

Patrick Kane pts 2 2

Series result Won in 6 ?

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