The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins – who have won two of the past three championships – will compete for this year's crown when the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final gets under way Wednesday in the Windy City.
The participants in this year's Final will be present at the annual Media Day on Tuesday at United Center, and NHL.com and NHL Network will provide full coverage.
Throughout the Stanley Cup Final, NHL.com will stream NHL Network original programming in addition to delivering original content created by a team of reporters, writers and videographers. NHL.com will once again feature multiple camera choices for fans watching a live stream of NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Media Day, allowing them to pick from four podiums at any given time to ensure being able to catch interviews with their favorite player or coach.
NHL Network will begin its Stanley Cup Final coverage live from Chicago on Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET, with three hours of exclusive programming from Media Day -- a gathering of every player, coach and general manager participating in the Final. For fans who aren’t able to watch the coverage live, NHL Network will air a recap show at 7 p.m. ET delivering all of the highlights from the day’s event.
The Blackhawks are back in the Final after winning the Stanley Cup in 2010. Chicago eliminated the Minnesota Wild and Detroit Red Wings in the first two rounds of this postseason before beating the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in five games in the Western Conference Final.
Boston, meanwhile, returns to the Final after winning the championship in 2011. The Bruins needed a late rally in Game 7 of their opening-round series victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but needed five games to defeat the New York Rangers in Round 2. The Bruins then swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final.
Wednesday’s Game 1 begins at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on NBC in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada.