It is now set: the Chicago Blackhawks will face the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals. What a matchup!
Back in September, this was a believable pair of teams for the Finals. While the Blackhawks have stayed at or around the top of the Western Conference the entire season, it wasn't until the final day of the regular season in a shootout that the Flyer made the playoffs after a season with more ups and downs than a game of "Candyland."
Seven goaltenders and two head coaches have led the Flyers to where they are now, headed to Chicago.
As different as the paths to the Finals have been for these two teams, they share a lot in common. Let's take a look at some of the themes that tie these two franchises together as they prepare to compete for hockey's ultimate prize.