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The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning  by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center  on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Shut Out Lightning For Another Stanley Cup Title

Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.

06/16/2015

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 03: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the puck during Game One of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 3, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Rally Late, Stun Lightning In Stanley Cup Final Opener

After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Final opener.

06/04/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Seven

6 NHL Sun Belt Franchises That Have Made Stanley Cup Runs

Here are six southern franchises that have made runs (both successful and unsuccessful) to the Final.

06/03/2015

Kevin Hayes, front, and several other members of the Rangers react after being defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Days Later, Rangers Still Searching For The Right Words To Explain Game 7 Disaster

Three days after squandering a chance to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight season, the New York Rangers’ disappointment and frustration was still there for all to see.

06/01/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save against the New York Rangers during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: In The End It Was A Bishop — Not A King — That Ruled The Garden

If fans and media are going to continue to insist on calling Henrik Lundqvist the “king,” it’s only appropriate they start addressing Ben Bishop properly. “Kingslayer” perhaps?

05/30/2015

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers reacts after being defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Frustration, Shock In Rangers’ Locker Room After Game 7 Loss

The Rangers have only themselves to blame. After forcing a seventh game, they generated almost nothing on offense. “I’m pretty upset,” said Rick Nash.

05/30/2015

Ryan McDonagh during Game 5 of the 2015 Eastern Conference finals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ McDonagh Played East Finals With Broken Foot

Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh played “a couple games” with a broken foot, coach Alain Vigneault said Friday night after New York was eliminated from the playoffs.

05/30/2015

Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers after losing against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Game 7 Heartbreak: Rangers’ Run Ends As Lightning Head To Cup Final

The New York Rangers won’t be making a repeat appearance in the Stanley Cup Final.

05/29/2015

Rangers fans rally ahead of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 29, 2015 in Manhattan  (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS2)

Fans Flock To Midtown Bars For Game 7, But Rangers Come Up Short

It was or break for the New York Rangers as they went up against the Tampa Bay Lighting in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.

05/29/2015

Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf, left, skates with the puck as Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson defends during Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at the United Center on May 27, 2015. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Friedman: Regardless Of Who Survives Game 7s, Stanley Cup Final Will Be One Great Matchup

Sometimes, the NHL’s final four teams more closely resemble a game of “one of these things is not like the others.”

05/29/2015

Rangers fans outside MSG (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 Is Hottest — And Priciest — Ticket In Town

Hoping to buy your way into Madison Square Garden tonight? Get ready to hand over five Benjamins — for one admission.

05/29/2015

Ryan McDonagh (R) goes for a loose puck against Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Face Lightning With Trip To Cup Finals On The Line

Picking a winner at this point is pure speculation. Every game has been different and each team has its advantages. “It should be a hell of a hockey game,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said ahead of Game 7.

05/29/2015

Stanley Cup Final logo

Plan Accordingly: Stanley Cup Final To Begin Wednesday

The Stanley Cup Final will open on Wednesday with Game 1 in New York, Tampa or Anaheim.

05/28/2015

Henrik Lundqvist

Can Henrik Do It Again? Mr. Game 7 Looking To Lead Rangers To Cup Final

It’s one game for a trip to the Stanley Cup Final and the chance to play for hockey’s biggest prize.

05/28/2015

A Rangers fan holds up a sign before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Been There, Done That: Rangers Ready For Another Game 7 At MSG

Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the Rangers and Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected.

05/28/2015

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