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Stanley Cup: Blackhawks-Bruins

The Blackhawks are one win away from a Stanley Cup championship thanks to two goals from Patrick Kane in Game 5. However, injury concerns to a star player on each side -- Patrice Bergeron for Boston and Jonathan Toews for Chicago -- create an interesting sub-story to Game 6. What impact will the injuries have on the series? Will Chicago wrap it up in Game 6 or will the Bruins bounce back and treat sports fans to another Game 7?

If both Bergeron and Toews play, which team wins Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals?

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    65%
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    35%

Discuss (Total votes: 2,243)

  • If neither Bergeron nor Toews play, which team wins Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals?

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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 1,893)

  • Who would their respective teams miss more if neither was able to play in Game 6?

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  • Which team will win the Stanley Cup finals? (Blackhawks lead 3-2)

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  • Who are you rooting for in the Stanley Cup finals?

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      39%

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Tuukka Rask and Corey Crawford have been nearly flawless in goal. Nobody has stopped Marian Hossa or David Krejci from scoring at will or at least assisting their respective teams in the scoring column. The physical force which is Bryan Bickell netted two game winners and is proving to be the unsung hero of this year's playoffs. Which players are the best of the best in the 2013 Stanley Cup finals matchup between the Blackhawks and Bruins? Click on the player images below to set your rankings!

2013 Stanley Cup finals players

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

Bruins C

Bryan Bickell

Bryan Bickell

Blackhawks LW

Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Bruins D

Corey Crawford

Corey Crawford

Blackhawks G

Nathan Horton

Nathan Horton

Bruins RW

Marian Hossa

Marian Hossa

Blackhawks RW

Patrick Kane

Patrick Kane

Blackhawks RW

Duncan Keith

Duncan Keith

Blackhawks D

David Krejci

David Krejci

Bruins C

Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic

Bruins LW

Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Bruins LW

Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask

Bruins G

Patrick Sharp

Patrick Sharp

Blackhawks C

Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks C

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More surprises ahead in NHL playoffs?

June 6, 2013
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Stanley Cup: Blackhawks-Bruins

The Blackhawks are one win away from a Stanley Cup championship thanks to two goals from Patrick Kane in Game 5. However, injury concerns to a star player on each side -- Patrice Bergeron for Boston and Jonathan Toews for Chicago -- create an interesting sub-story to Game 6. What impact will the injuries have on the series? Will Chicago wrap it up in Game 6 or will the Bruins bounce back and treat sports fans to another Game 7?

If both Bergeron and Toews play, which team wins Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals?

  •  
    65%
  •  
    35%

Discuss (Total votes: 2,243)

  • If neither Bergeron nor Toews play, which team wins Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals?

    •  
      62%
    •  
      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 1,893)

  • Who would their respective teams miss more if neither was able to play in Game 6?

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      51%
    •  
      49%

    Discuss (Total votes: 20,794)

  • Which team will win the Stanley Cup finals? (Blackhawks lead 3-2)

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      38%
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      32%
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      30%

    Discuss (Total votes: 168,817)

  • Who are you rooting for in the Stanley Cup finals?

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      61%
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      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,234)

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NHL Playoffs: Kings vs. Blackhawks

The Blackhawks were the best team in the NHL's lockout-shortened regular season. The Kings are the defending Stanley Cup champions. Only one will advance to the Cup finals. Will the Kings continue their bid to become the first repeat champions since 1998, or will the Blackhawks win a shot at bringing the Cup back to Chicago for the second time in four years? Vote below!

  • Which team will win the Kings-Blackhawks Western Conference finals? (Blackhawks lead 3-1)

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  • Excluding goalies, which player will have the biggest impact on the Kings-Blackhawks Western Conference finals?

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      47%
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      13%
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  • Which goalie would you rather have?

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      70%
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      30%

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  • Which coach would you rather have?

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      35%
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  • The Blackhawks have home ice advantage in the Western Conference finals, while the Kings are unbeaten at home in the playoffs. Which team has the edge?

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      74%
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      26%

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  • Which team will win the Stanley Cup?

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      35%
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      17%
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      18%
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      30%

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  • Which Stanley Cup matchup would you like to see?

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      17%
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      46%

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  • Who is the Kings' playoff MVP so far?

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      6%
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      5%
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      78%

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Game 7s in the NHL

The NHL playoffs have featured a fair number of Game 7s this season, with two more this week heading into the Western Conference finals. The Sharks take on the Kings in Los Angeles after forcing a Game 7, while the Blackhawks edged out a win in Detroit to take the Red Wings to the brink. Which teams will prevail? Has the NHL's postseason been better than the NBA's?

  • Which team will win Game 7 of the Blackhawks-Red Wings Western Conference semifinals?

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 87,766)

  • Which league has the best Game 7s?

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      22%
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      42%
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      36%

    Discuss (Total votes: 106,862)

  • Which team are you rooting for in Kings-Sharks Game 7?

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      58%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 3,942)

  • Which postseason has been more exciting so far?

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      45%
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      55%

    Discuss (Total votes: 47,872)

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