Blackhawks 3, Bruins 2

Blackhawks stun Bruins, win Stanley Cup

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.

Patrice Bergeron and his dejected teammates leave the TD Garden ice to applause from an appreciative crowd.

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Patrice Bergeron and his dejected teammates leave the TD Garden ice to applause from an appreciative crowd.

Christopher L. Gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/gasper-7331.jpg This Bruins team deserved a better ending

Their resolve, resiliency, and tenacity -- words that still apply to this team -- were turned against the Bruins by the Blackhawks’ amazing comeback.

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Bergeron, who missed a big part of Game 5 with injuries, played Game 6 with a broken rib, torn cartilage, and a separated shoulder.

On Hockey

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The Bruins found themselves comfortable in Game 6, then promptly fashioned comfort into calamity.

Dan Shaughnessy

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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.

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A combination of injuries and strategy humbled the Bruins captain in nearly unthinkable fashion.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bolland90.jpg Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland an unlikely hero

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.

Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford gets a turn to celebrate

Trevor Crawford walked off the TD Garden ice and into a dark hallway. He had no idea where he’s going.

Blackhawks notebook

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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.

Bruins Notebook

Bruins couldn’t sustain first-period momentum

The Bruins played a fully caffeinated first period. They were committed to forcing Game 7. They won puck battles, kept the play in the Chicago zone, and prevented the Blackhawks from unleashing their trademark puck-possession game.

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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.

Bruins season ticket-holder has permanent seat

Marge Bishop, 77, isn’t shy about her Bruins fixation. After all, she named her second son after Bobby Orr.

Stanley Cup doesn’t appear until it’s time

Phil Pritchard, the Hockey Hall of Fame vice president and curator, is the man entrusted with transporting the Stanley Cup to the arena on a night when it could be claimed by a champion. But he is respectful of traditions and superstitions, never bringing the cherished trophy into the building prematurely.

Stanley Cup Final: Chicago wins series, 4-2

The East champion Bruins and the West champion Blackhawks faced off for the right to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Stanley Cup history

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rings-4383--90x90.JPG 50 years of Stanley Cup rings

Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.

Stanley Cup preview

Special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bruinscover-5609--90x90.jpg NHL goes back in time for Stanley Cup

The Bruins-Blackhawks final harkens back to a different era of the NHL, with two Original Six members participating.

Road to the Stanley Cup

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

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Track the Bruins’ journey through the NHL playoffs with full Boston Globe coverage of each postseason game.

Stanley Cup Final: Blackhawks beat Bruins, 4-2

Playoffs, round 3: Bruins beat Penguins, 4-0

Playoffs, round 2: Bruins beat Rangers, 4-1

Playoffs, round 1: Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-3

How they match up

GRAPHIC

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Who has the edge when the teams meet for the NHL championship? Find out in our scouting report.

Bruins' championship history

GRAPHIC

The 6 Stanley Cup banners in Bruins history

Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?

Highlights from the season

Top 10 memories

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Here are 10 moments that stand out from the from the regular-season path to the Stanley Cup Final.

Previous Stanley Cup Finals

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The Bruins have appeared in the Stanley Cup Final 19 times and have won it all six times, most recently in 2011.