By Jon Fromi
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final didn’t disappoint Wednesday night. The series opener between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins saw nearly two full games of hockey with Chicago prevailing in three overtimes by a score of 4-3.
The Blackhawks rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the final period, then outlasted the Bruins in the lengthy overtime session to take a 1-0 series lead. Andrew Shaw wound up a hero with the game-winning goal, but goals by Chicago’s depth players and 51 saves by Corey Crawford also had a big hand in the win.
Chicago came out looking to take the physical action to the Bruins. It resulted in some scoring chances but wound up biting the Blackhawks in the behind midway through the opening period. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Stanley Cup Playoffs
Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Boston, Brandon Saad, Bruins, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, David Krejci, Game recap, Johnny Oduya, Marcus Kruger, Michael Frolik, Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask
“I wanna tell you a story
I wanna tell you about my town
I’m gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
Aww, it’s all about my town…”
By Rich Lindbloom
Ah June in the 60’s – a time of warm weather, summer vacation, ice cream trucks, twi-light games of ghost in the graveyard, transistor radios, Dick Biondi and Dick Clark – Top 40 and graduation parties at the Surf Club. In 1966, the Standells recorded the song Dirty Water that prompted my dad to ask if there was something wrong with the volume control on my stereo. For those of you not familiar with the object above, it was known as a 45. This particular one peaked at #8 on the charts and brings back memories of a time when music was music. How it never reached #1 is a mystery to me – it probably had something to do with four lads from Liverpool. There was just something so right about singing, “Oh, Boston you’re my home.” Read more
Posted in Rich Lindbloom
Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Boston, Brad Marchand, Bruins, Bryan Bickell, Jonathan Toews, Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask