Christopher L. Gasper
Their resolve, resiliency, and tenacity -- words that still apply to this team -- were turned against the Bruins by the Blackhawks’ amazing comeback.
Bergeron, who missed a big part of Game 5 with injuries, played Game 6 with a broken rib, torn cartilage, and a separated shoulder.
The Bruins found themselves comfortable in Game 6, then promptly fashioned comfort into calamity.
The Bruins were heading for a Game 7 with 90 seconds left to play. Then the Blackhawks had their own Miracle On Ice and captain Jonathan Toews was hoisting the Stanley Cup.
A combination of injuries and strategy humbled the Bruins captain in nearly unthinkable fashion.
The 27-year-old’s winning strike late in the third period in Chicago’s Game 6 win caps an uneven season for the fourth-liner.
When Chicago won the Stanley Cup in 2010, the Blackhawks goalie was in the stands as the team’s third-stringer.
The resilient center shook off an injury from Game 5 as he potted a goal and had an assist to help the Blackhawks claim the Stanley Cup.
The Blackhawks survived the Bruins’ best push and in the second period of Game 6, they found their legs.
Stunned fans walked out of TD Garden in a daze after the Blackhawks beat Boston with a pair of late goals to win the Stanley Cup.
When Marge Bishop’s tickets got too pricey, the Bruins stepped up and saved the day.
For Phil Pritchard, the Hockey Hall of Fame vice president and minder of the Cup, most of Monday was a game of “hurry up and wait,” as he put it.
The East champion Bruins and the West champion Blackhawks faced off for the right to hoist the Stanley Cup.
Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.
The Bruins-Blackhawks final harkens back to a different era of the NHL, with two Original Six members participating.
Track the Bruins’ journey through the NHL playoffs with full Boston Globe coverage of each postseason game.
The Blackhawks wiped out a one-goal deficit in 17 seconds late in the third to beat the Bruins, 3-2, and capture the Stanley Cup.
The Bruins will play for their second Stanley Cup championship in three years after sweeping the Penguins.
The Bruins’ depth — and the Rangers’ lack of it — led to the second-round win and the Eastern Conference final.
“I kind of thought we were done,” Dougie Hamilton said of the 4-1 deficit the Bruins faced before roaring back to advance to the second round.
Who has the edge when the teams meet for the NHL championship? Find out in our scouting report.
Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?
Top 10 memories
Here are 10 moments that stand out from the from the regular-season path to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Bruins have appeared in the Stanley Cup Final 19 times and have won it all six times, most recently in 2011.