High Drama Set for Wild West; Blackhawks and Kings Go to Game 7 in NHL Playoffs

May 31st, 2014 by Steve Macfarlane Leave a reply »

It doesn’t get much better than this.

The last two Stanley Cup winners are going the distance, with only one able to move on for a chance to cement their status as a modern-day dynasty.

The Western Conference Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings has been one of the most entertaining series in NHL playoff history. Its action might even make the Cup final moot to many hockey fans who have been feasting on the action in the Wild West.

A double-overtime decision in Game 5 to stave off early elimination; a late-comeback victory with frenzied action in the final seconds of Game 6 forcing one more showdown. The Blackhawks and Kings are headed back to the Chicago for a Game 7 to decide which team goes on to win—err...play for—the Stanley Cup against the resting Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers.

The best part of it all is you have a better chance at predicting the outcome by flipping a coin in best-of-seven fashion (with heads obviously representing the Blackhawks) than trying to guess who will come out on top of Sunday night’s finale.

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