Jun 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal past Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the third overtime in game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Skate: 6/15/13

Is anyone else not happy with how the NHL Awards are being announced this year? I hope they realize that they are not making up with the fans by cancelling events like this. I was really into the awards show the last couple of years, Malkin’s speech in particular was quite intriguing last year (I really enjoy Russian accents and broken English).

The award winners were apparently named yesterday, and more will be announced before tonight’s game.  NHL.com has a complete list of the awards, finalists, and some of the winners.

Oh yeah, game two is tonight! Same place, same time. The Bruins look to overcome a tough overtime loss, while the Blackhawks look to capitalize on the hometown crowds energy and go up 2-0 in the series. Hopefully it is as entertaining as game one was. With the Hawks potentially in the driver seat after winning game one, it will be interesting to see if they can build off of the momentum even though it has been….forever since playing game one.


Flying Through Fansided:

Causeway Crowd takes a look at game two and discusses what is needed for the Bruins to win.

BlackHawk Up goes over 5 aspects of the Hawks game that needs tuning up going into game two.



Jun 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton (18) skates with the puck during the first period in game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Charging Through The Headlines:

Be sure to frequent CBJ Today for their series on the “NHL Draft Profiles“.

Mark Messier a prime candidate for the Rangers coaching job? NHL.com has more.

The NHL.com Dream Draft continues to roll on, take a gander at #17, Zach Parise.

Kevin Allen of USA Today goes into depth about Nathan Horton‘s status.


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