The Boston Bruins are disappointed they won't get a shot at the Chicago Blackhawks during the regular season. They may get their chance in the Stanley Cup final, though. (Reuters)
BOSTON - Some of the most interested followers of the Chicago Blackhawks’ regulation win streak is the team many have picked to win the Eastern Conference.
The first ever Chicago- Boston Stanley Cup final is only bar-room chatter right now — albeit a topic that must have U.S. TV networks salivating. But halfway through this clipped season, the Original Six match-up is quite plausible.
The Blackhawks (21-0-3) don’t expect to get through every 60 minutes this year either ahead or tied, but they’re just 10 points away from what most believe to be a safe playoff spot. Finishing that far in first would give them time to rest key players and home-ice advantage all the way through.