Five Blackhawks to watch in the Stanley Cup final

Blackhawks defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson celebrates with goaltender Corey Crawford after defeating...

Blackhawks defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson celebrates with goaltender Corey Crawford after defeating the Kings in Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference final at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, June 6, 2013. (LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:05 PM ET

An Original Six matchup featuring a club which swept away the vaunted Pittsburgh Penguins versus the regular-season champs.

It's the 2010 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and the 2011 champion Boston Bruins in what should be a thrilling Stanley Cup final, made a little better by the fact these teams didn't face each other in the regular season. That always-lovely East-versus-West argument can be even louder.

A series like this will be determined by who steps up and makes the difference.

Here are our top five Blackhawks to keep your eye on during the championship round.


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