Special teams could key Finals

bruins blackhawks 2013 stanley cup finals

CHICAGO (AP) - When it comes to penalties in the Stanley Cup finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins might just want to leave everyone on the ice and keep going.

View 2013 Stanley Cup Finals Odds

The last two teams in the NHL playoffs have been lousy on the power play - just seven goals apiece - and terrific on penalty killing during the postseason. Heading into Game 1 on Wednesday night, goals on special teams could be so scarce that a couple for either side could tip the series in one direction.

The Blackhawks have allowed just three goals in 58 power-play opportunities during the playoffs, while the Bruins have yielded seven in 52 chances.

Bet 2013 Stanley Cup Finals Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!



NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Chicago hopes to hammer Calgary tonight The Blackhawks don’t resemble their usual selves through the first six games of the season. Fortunately for the Windy City faithful, a get-well card should...
Thumbnail Confident Canadiens welcome Philly to town   The Canadiens emerged victorious from their wide-open battle against Boston over the weekend. Will Michel Therrien’s club be able to thrive at a more...
Thumbnail Anaheim searching for early-season traction After commencing the season with four straight wins, Vancouver finally fell last night in shootout fashion. Will Willie...
Thumbnail Wild's top threat tries to snap out of funk Minnesota’s off to a 3-1-1 start despite getting no production from its best offensive player. But will Zach Parise finally light the lamp today?
Thumbnail Price's re-emergence heightens Habs' hopes The Canadiens managed to make it through the first three games of the season without Carey Price. Yet the Atlantic Division stalwarts were undeniably stoked...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Headlines

More inNHL News  

NHL Team Pages