Veteran Blackhawks, young Lightning open Stanley Cup Final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left.

Jonathan Toews and his teammates have already raised the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons. They’re just four wins away from a third NHL title that would establish them as the most accomplished club of their era.

The opener of the Stanley Cup Final is Wednesday night in Tampa Bay.