Jun 12, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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The Chicago Blackhawks have defeated the Los Angeles Kings in double OT in Game 5 on Saturday night, earning the right to play against the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.
Neither team struggled to advance beyond its respective conference championship. The Bruins dispatched the Pittsburgh Penguins in a remarkable four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference Final, while the 'Hawks only allowed the Kings to take one game in the Western Conference Final before finishing them off.
Two Original Six franchises will meet in the Final for the first time since 1978 in what should be a classic clash of titans. Chicago was the best team in the NHL during the regular season, while the Bruins were the fifth-best.