NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: The Stanley Cup trophy is photographed on November 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by David Dow/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final. The Blackhawks rallied for two goals within the last two minutes to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup on Monday night in Boston.
The Blackhawks' Dave Bolland scores the Stanley Cup-winning goal against the Bruins in Game 6. Bolland's tally came with 59 seconds left in the contest and just 17 seconds after the Blackhawks had tied the game at 2-2.
The Bruins' Milan Lucic celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Blackhawks. Lucic's tally put Boston up 2-1.
The Bruins' Jaromir Jagr, at 41 years old, fights for the puck against the Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook.
The Bruins' Chris Kelly gives Boston a 1-0 lead in the first period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins took the lead 7:19 into the contest Monday night in Boston.
A bloody mess
Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw is attended to after taking a puck to the face in the first period. After being stitched up, Shaw was back on the ice in the second period, and appeared to re-open the cut after losing his helmet during play.
Not this time
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford covers the puck as Bruins center Chris Kelly sprays him with ice.
By any means necessary
Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya tries to kick the puck away from goalie Corey Crawford and Bruins center Tyler Seguin.
Yes he Kane!
Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with Jonathan Toews after scoring his second goal of the game in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. Kane helped the Blackhawks take a 3-2 series lead after Saturday night's 3-1 win. Game 6 is Monday in Boston.
The Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger trips over Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
Not this time
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save against the Bruins in the third period of Game 5. Crawford stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced Saturday night.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Blackhawks during the third period.
Pat on the back
Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane is congratulated by teammates Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews after scoring one of his two goals.
Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp wrestles with Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk during the first period of Game 5.
Catch me if you can
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand skates with the puck against the Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp in Game 5.
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (left) celebrates with defenseman Duncan Keith (2) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Bruins during overtime in Game 4. The Blackhawks evened the series 2-2 with a 6-5 win.
Kissing the glass
Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is slammed into the boards by Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell during the third period in Game 4.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) talks with center Chris Kelly (23) during the second period in Game 4 against the Blackhawks.
Blow by blow
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) is separated from Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) by an official during the first period in Game 4.
Bruins center Rich Peverley falls to the ice as he chases after the puck against Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith during the first period of Game 4. Peverly scored one of the Bruins' five goals.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores a goal past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the second period in Game 4 at TD Garden. Game 4 was all about scoring, ending in a 6-5 Blackhawks win in overtime.
Just getting started
Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (left) celebrates with defenseman Michal Rozsival (32) after scoring a goal in the second period of Game 4. The Blackhawks shared the burden of putting the puck between the pipes, as six different players scored en route to a 6-5 win in overtime.
Not this time
Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp is denied by Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the second period of Game 4. The teams combined for 80 shots on goal in the scoring-heavy matchup.
Boston Marathon bombing victim Marc Fucarile waves the Boston strong flag before Game 4 against the Blackhawks at TD Garden.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (top) takes down Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell late in Game 3 as tempers flared near the Boston net. The Bruins won, 2-0, to take a 2-1 series lead.
Watch your back
Bruins rookie D Torey Krug hits Blackhawks winger Ben Smith from behind during the first period of Game 3. Smith played in his first playoff game of the season in place of late scratch Marian Hossa.
This one will stand
Daniel Paille's second-period goal would be all the Bruins would need as they shut out the Blackhawks 2-0 in Game 3.
No stopping this
Patrice Bergeron finds the back of the net to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the second period of Game 3 as goalie Corey Crawford and defenseman Brent Seabrook look helpless.
Crashing the net
Pesky Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw smashes into Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the first period of Game 3.
Blackhawks D-man Niklas Hjalmarsson (back) takes down Bruins winger Daniel Paille during a key scoring chance in the second period of Game 3. Hjalmarsson received a penalty on the play and the Bruins scored on the ensuing PP.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask dives for the puck as he gets a nice snow shower during Game 3. Rask made 28 saves for his third shutout of the postseason.
Andrew Shaw (65) sends the Bruins' Chris Kelly into the Blackhawks bench in Game 3.
Pumped in Boston
The Bruins' Tyler Seguin (top) hugs Daniel Paille after Paille's second-period goal as Torey Krug joins the celebration.
Blackhawks players Jonathan Toews, Viktor Stalberg and Duncan Keith leave the ice after the tough loss in Game 3.
Dashing through the snow
The Bruins' Brad Marchand covers the Blackhawks' Duncan Keith with ice in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night in Chicago. The Bruins evened the series at 1-1 with an overtime win.
Eye on the puck
The Blackhawks' Michal Handzus watches the puck go in the net in the first period off the stick of teammate Patrick Sharp as the Bruins' Johnny Boychuk and goalie Tuukka Rask try to stop it.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask watches as Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews skates after the puck. Rask stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced in Game 2.
Hockey or soccer?
Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg kicks at the puck as Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa tries to steal it.
Playing keep away
Blackhawks center Dave Bolland controls the puck in front of Bruins center David Krejci. Despite playing huge roles for their respective teams in the postseason, neither player figured in the scoring of Game 2.
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand checks Blackhawks players Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews at the same time in Game 2.
Going down hard
Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is knocked down by Blackhawks left wing Brandon Bollig during the second period.
Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy battles for the puck with Bruins left wing Brad Marchand.
The play is waved dead as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask lays on the puck during the first period.
Was it in?
Blackhawks players Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa argue with referee Wes McCauley after a play was blown dead as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask covers the puck during the first period. The Blackhawks thought the puck crossed the line, but McCauley did not call it a goal.
Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell carries the puck past Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference.
Game 1 went to three overtimes but it was Andrew Shaw (65) of the Chicago Blackhawks who played the hero. A Michal Rozsival shot deflected off Dave Bolland's stick and then bounced off Shaw to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win in triple overtime against the Boston Bruins at United Center. Watch highlights of Game 1 here.
It's over ... finally
The game-winner slips by Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the third overtime of Game 1. Rask stopped 59 shots in the loss.
The puck flies into the net as Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) scores the winning goal against Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. After the game Shaw said, "I think the guys were just glad the game ended."
Coming up big
Chicago goalie Corey Crawford makes a save during the first overtime of Game 1. "Crow," as his teammates call him, stopped 51 shots in the thriller.
Welcome to Chicago
Bruins winger Daniel Paille (right) shoots as he collides with Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook during the third period of Game 1.
Boston's Daniel Paille (20) and Chicago's Johnny Oduya collide along the boards in the first period of Game 1. Oduya's third-period goal tied the game at 3-3, eventually sending it to OT.
Let's get it started
Hockey is always at its best when the words "Stanley Cup Final" are painted under the ice surface. Here, the Boston Bruins' starting five line up along the blue line at the start of Game 1.
Can't get this one
Blackhawks center Dave Bolland scores past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask eight minutes into the third period to give to shrink Boston's early lead to just one goal.
Marian Hossa does his best Corey Crawford impression during the first overtime period while the Chicago goalie gets stuck outside of his own net. Good thing he had Hossa there for backup on this great scoring chance -- even though the Bruins couldn't get the puck to the net on the second attempt.
First of the Final
Chicago goalie Corey Crawford gives up the first goal of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final on a shot by the Bruins' Milan Lucic. Lucic scored two goals in the Bruins 4-3 loss in triple overtime.