Preview : What Do We Get For An Encore?

Bruce Bennett

Chicago Blackhawks (13-5) vs Boston Bruins (12-5) CHI leads 1-0 7pm - United Center - Chicago, IL TV : NBCSN Radio : 720 AM WGN

Series schedule/results

Date Score W. Goal
Jun 26 '13
Jun 24 '13
Jun 22 '13
Jun 19 '13
Jun 17 '13
Jun 15 '13
Jun 12 '13 BOS 3 at CHI 4 - OT A. Shaw

Back at the Madhouse on Madison for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blackhawks improved their home record to 10-1 in the playoffs after their dramatic triple overtime win on Wednesday night. Both teams have enjoyed the extra day off in between the first two games, with neither team practicing on Thursday. Joel Quenneville ran the same lines in practice this morning as he used to finish off Game 1. When asked about the possibility of line juggling tonight he replied; "It was six periods, so we got a pretty good assessment of what they're up to. We'll see. I think we got a little bit more comfortable with our own line rotation as we were going along."

The big news out of the Boston camp is that Nathan Horton will be back on the top line for the Bruins. Horton missed the majority of the three overtimes with an upper body injury. He has practiced the last two days and told the media that "I'm not in any pain. I feel good. Like I said, I'm ready to play. That's it. I'm just excited to get going here." Jaromir Jagr did not participate in practice this morning. When Boston coach Claude Julien was asked about his absence he replied smiling with "He's 100%. He's 41."

Some interesting tidbits for tonight include teams winning Game 2 have gone on to win the Cup 55 of the 73 years since the Final has gone to a best of seven format. 8 of the last 10 Game 2 winners have won the Cup. The last team to lose Game 2 and go on to win the series was these Boston Bruins in 2011. The all time record, in Stanley Cup Final history, for the home team after sweeping Game 1 and 2 is 32-3. There has not been a split in the first two games of the Final since 2004 when the Flames and Lighting split the their games in Tampa Bay.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup:

Fowards

Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Dave Bolland - Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Michael Frolik

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Michal Rozsival - Nick Leddy


Goaltender

Corey Crawford 13-5 1.73 GAA, .936 save %, 1 SO

Leading Scorers

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Hossa 18 7 8 15 8 2 3 2
P. Sharp 18 8 6 14 3 6 1 2
P. Kane 18 6 8 14 3 6 0 1
B. Bickell 18 8 5 13 7 12 1 2
D. Keith 17 2 9 11 7 14 0 0

Probable Bruins Lineup:

Forwards

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jaromir Jagr
Kaspars Daugavins - Rich Peverley - Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille - Chris Kelly - Shawn Thornton

Defensive Pairings

Zdeno Chara - Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference - Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Goaltender

Tuukka Rask 12-4, 1.76 GAA, .942 save %, 2 SO

Leading Scorers

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
D. Krejci 17 9 14 23 15 10 1 2
N. Horton 17 7 11 18 22 10 2 3
M. Lucic 17 5 11 16 14 14 0 0
B. Marchand 17 4 9 13 7 16 0 1
P. Bergeron 17 6 6 12 4 13 2 2

Teams Playoff Stats

BRUINS STAT HAWKS
17 GP 18
12 W 13
5 L 5
2 OT 1
0 P 0
0.706 P% 0.722
3.12 G/G 2.83
2 GA/G 2
16.7 PP% 13
87.3 PK% 93.4
37.4 S/G 34.2
34.7 SA/G 29.4
55.4 FO% 47.2

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