Chicago and Boston Go Back and Forth in NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Bruce HeenIt is a great time to be an all around sports fan. Both the NHL and the NBA have series finals that have been entertaining as teams seems to be fighting neck and neck untill the end. The NBA is heading to a game seven as the Miami Heat evened the series in South Beach and the Chicago Black Hawks tied the series with the Boston Bruins in another overtime thriller in game four.

A recent article¬†from ESPN recapped last nights NHL hockey game and stated, “It was the third overtime game in the finals, but it bore little resemblance to the three tightly contested games that opened the series. The teams combined for five goals in the second period — as many as in Games 2 and 3 combined — as Chicago repeatedly sprinted into the lead only to have Boston come back and tie it.” This game was particularly entertaining because it involved a lot of scoring. It seemed as if though the Chicago Blackhawks had control of the game with a two goal lead, but the Boston Bruins stormed back, like they have during their whole playoff run, to tie it at 5-5 and force overtime.

Unlike the previous game, last nights overtime did not last for three extra periods. This time around the game was decided in the first with 9:51 gone in the period. Brent Seabrook’s hard blast from the point beat Boston’s Tuuka Rask glove side to tie the tightly contested series. I am sure the hockey world must be cheering as most people would like to see this series decided in a game seven, much like the NBA. The Chicago Blackhawks seemed like they were Stanley Cup favorites during the regular season, but with the way Boston is playing, this series could go either way. It is amazing to see how far Boston has come in the Stanley Cup playoffs after they were almost eliminated in the first round.