The Stanley Cup Final will feature two Original Six franchises for the first time since 1979, and there is a lot of information to digest. By all accounts, neither the Boston Bruins nor the Chicago Blackhawks should have made it this far, but determination enabled each team to pull off memorable comebacks and advance to the finals. The Bruins battled back from a 3-1 deficit in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the Blackhawks won three straight to eliminate the Detroit Red Wings.
Since making their comebacks, both teams have been on a path of domination, and they haven't had time to look back on what could have been. Instead, the Bruins and Blackhawks trudged on, and now they are staring at their potential reflections while shielding their eyes from the glare of Lord Stanley's Cup.
With the Stanley Cup Final set to start on Wednesday, here is a complete guide to the Bruins vs. Blackhawks showdown.