Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) reacts after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Chicago.
Tripped over a crease?
Bryan Bickell of the Chicago Blackhawks gets tripped up when skating past goalie Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday. The Blackhawks won in double-overtime, 4-3, sending them to the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.
It's a wrap
Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings attempts a wrap-around shot against Nick Leddy and goalie Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks, but Crawford makes the save during Game 5.
Jonathan Toews (left) and Andrew Shaw rush to congratulate Patrick Kane (right) on his game-winning goal in the second overtime, sending the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Final. The goal completed Kane's hat trick in Game 5.
Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings exchange the traditional post-series handshake after Chicago won the Western final. Quick and the Kings fell short of getting a chance to defend their Stanley Cup title.
Eyes on another trophy
The Chicago Blackhawks pose for a team photo with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, given for winning the Western Conference championship.
Bruins right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) dives over Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Pascal Dupuis for the puck during a scramble in front of the Boston net during the third period in Game 4 of the Eastern finals on Friday. The Bruins continued their stellar defense and finished off the sweep with a 1-0 victory.
The one they need
Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) is surrounded by teammates after scoring Game 4's only goal, during the third period.
Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins shakes hands with Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins after Game 4. Rask allowed two goals for the entire four-game sweep.
You shut us down
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma congratulates Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
Beasts of the East
The Boston Bruins pose with the Prince of Wales Trophy, emblematic of being Eastern Conference champions.
Tale of two teams
While the Blackhawks celebrate their 3-2 Game 4 win in Los Angeles on Thursday night, Kings players skate off glumly after falling into a 3-1 hole in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals.
Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane scores past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in Game 4.
Good start, but ...
Kings defenseman Slava Yoynov (right front) beats Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford for the first goal of the game Thursday during Chicago's 3-2 Game 4 win.
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook goes skates-up during the third period Thursday night against the Kings. But in the end, L.A. was up-ended, losing 3-2 to fall into a 3-1 hole in the Western Conference finals.
The Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (center) sent the Boston crowd into a frenzy with his goal in double overtime in Game 3 against the Penguins. Here, he is congratulated by teammates Brad Marchand (right) and Zdeno Chara. With the win the Bruins went up 3-0 in the series.
This one stings
Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun and winger James Neal are stunned after their 2-1 double-overtime loss to the Bruins. Vokoun made 38 saves, but couldn't stop Patrice Bergeron's deflection in the second OT period.
Head over heels
Bruins winger Milan Lucic (skates in air!) is knocked by Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland onto goalie Tomas Vokoun during overtime in Game 3 at TD Garden in Boston.
Break it up
A linesman separates the Bruins' Brad Marchand (right) and the Penguins' Kris Letang before things escalate during Game 3.
Boston's Milan Lucic raises his hand as he celebrates a goal by teammate David Krejci during the first period of Game 3.
Big one in first period
LA winger Justin Williams (14) celebrates after scoring in the first period of Game 3 against the Blackhawks. The Kings went on to win 3-1 to get back in the series.
That's a penalty
Kings center Jarret Stoll (left) is taken down by Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya during the second period in Game 3. Oduya was whistled for interference on the play.
Quick's on it
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick smothers the puck during a busy third period. Quick had 19 saves in the Game 3 win for LA.
Right back in it
Kings captain Dustin Brown (23) and his teammates celebrate their Game 3 win over the Blackhawks at Staples Center. The Kings remained undefeated on home ice in these playoffs.
Talk about an early start
The Bruins' Brad Marchand scores past Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun just 28 seconds into Game 2. Marchand added another goal in Boston's stunning 6-1 win at Consol Energy Center. With the win, the Bruins went up 2-0 in the series.
For the first time since the Penguins' first-round series against the Islanders, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saw some action in Game 2 against the Bruins when Tomas Vokoun was pulled.
Bring it in
The Bruins' Brad Marchand (center) celebrates a goal with teammates Patrice Bergeron (37) and Johnny Boychuk during the first period of Game 2 against the Penguins.
Game 2 was a brutal one for Penguins star Sidney Crosby. His errant pass led to the Bruins' first goal and he finished with two shots on goal and a minus-1 rating.
Way to go
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is congratulated by rookie defenseman Torey Krug after the team's 6-1 win over the Penguins in Game 2. Rask made 26 saves.
Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw celebrates his first-period goal against the Kings and goalie Jonathan Quick in Game 2 at United Center. The Blackhawks won 4-2 to go up 2-0 in the series.
Goalie Jonathan Quick (front) has been the backbone for the Kings this postseason, but after allowing four goals he was pulled in Game 2 in favor of Jonathan Bernier.
What a hit
The Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger upends Kings rookie Tyler Toffoli during the third period of Game 2. Toffoli was in the game for Mike Richards, who was a late scratch.
Crawford protects captain
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford comes to the rescue of captain Jonathan Toews and puts Kings winger Kyle Clifford in a chokehold after tempers flared late in the third period of Game 2.
The Kings tried to use their big bodies to get to the Blackhawks, but it didn't always work. Here, LA captain Dustin Brown (left) collides with the Hawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson during the first period of Game 2.
Bruins center David Krejci (46) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the first of his two goals during a 3-0 Game 1 win over the Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center.
Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins and Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins mix it up near the end of the second period of Game 1.
That's gonna leave a mark
Mark Eaton of the Penguins is hit in the face with a puck in front of the Penguins net.
How'd he stop that?
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask lays out to somehow make a spectacular save of a close-range shot by Penguins center Sidney Crosby in Game 1.
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) and Penguins center Tyler Kennedy battle for control of the puck along the boards during the first period of Game 1.
Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun can only sit and watch as a shot by Bruins forward David Krejci (not pictured) trickles into the net to open the scoring of Game 1.
Blackhawks players acknowledge crowd at the United Center after taking Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Chicago scored twice in the second period, rallying from behind for a 2-1 triumph.
Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp celebrates after scoring one of two Chicago goals in the second period of Game 1.
Spot the puck
Kings right wing Justin Williams (14) scores the opening goal of the series with a nifty flick in front of the Blackhawks net.
Los Angeles left wing Dustin Penner (25) grabs Blackhawks center Michal Handzus (26), who pulls down Kings center Mike Richards (10) during a fight in the first period of Game 1.
Not so Quick!
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick turns aside a shot by Blackhawks left wing Viktor Stalberg (25) in the opening period of Chicago's 2-1 win in Game 1.