These are two veteran teams that have both had recent Stanley Cup success. The Blackhawks are trying to win their second Stanley Cup in four seasons, while the Bruins are trying to stay alive so they can win their second in three years in Game 7 Wednesday night.
Both teams have shown the ability to bounce back from adversity, so the Bruins, who have lost two straight, should not be undone by their recent problems.
The Blackhawks know that a 3-2 advantage does not mean they have won the Stanley Cup. They have to play their best game of the series tonight if they are going to win.
Both teams should be prepared and neither one should collapse.
The team with the emotional edge may be able to use that to propel itself to victory tonight.