2013 Stanley Cup Finals

2013 Stanley Cup Finals

2013 Stanley Cup Finals
* – Denotes overtime period(s)
Location: Chicago: United Center (1, 2, 5)
Boston: TD Garden (3, 4, 6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Boston: Claude Julien
Chicago: Joel Quenneville
Captains: Boston: Zdeno Chara
Chicago: Jonathan Toews
National anthem: Boston: Rene Rancourt
Chicago: Jim Cornelison
Referees: Brad Watson, Chris Rooney, Dan O'Halloran, Wes McCauley
Dates: June 12 – June 24
MVP: Patrick Kane
Dave Bolland (19:01, third, G6)
Networks: Canada (English): CBC
Canada (French): RDS
United States: NBC, NBC Sports Network
Announcers: CBC: Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy
RDS: Pierre Houde, Marc Denis
NBC/NBC Sports: Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
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The 2013 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2012–13 season, and the conclusion of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. This was the 120th year of the Stanley Cup's presentation. The Western Conference playoff champion Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Eastern Conference playoff champion Boston Bruins in six games to win their fifth Stanley Cup in team history. The Blackhawks also became just the eighth team to win both the Cup and the Presidents' Trophy (as the team with the best regular season record) in the same season. Chicago's Patrick Kane was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs.[1]

Due to a lockout that both shortened and delayed the start of the regular season, the 2013 Cup Finals began on June 12,[2] and lasted until June 24. This was the first Stanley Cup Finals series between two Original Six teams since 1979, and the seventh since its first expansion in 1967. It also marked the first time these two teams have met in the Stanley Cup Finals.[3][4] In game six of the finals, trailing the Boston Bruins 2–1 with 76 seconds left in the third period, the Blackhawks scored two goals in 17 seconds to win the series 4–2.[5][6][7][8] The win was the Blackhawks' second in four years, after also claiming the title in 2010.[9][10] It was also the first Stanley Cup Final since 1993 to feature three overtime games, including the fifth longest game in Finals history.

Road to the Finals

Boston Bruins

This was the Boston Bruins's nineteenth appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, a couple years removed from 2011, when they also faced the Presidents Trophy winners, the Vancouver Canucks whom they defeated to win their sixth Cup championship.

The Bruins entered the season without the services of goalie Tim Thomas, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner during Boston's 2011 championship. It was announced in June 3, 2012, that he planned on taking a year off from hockey.[11] Thomas was eventually traded to the New York Islanders on February 7, 2013.[12] Tuukka Rask succeeded Thomas as the Bruins' starting goalie. Another of the Bruins' major trades was sending Benoit Pouliot to the Tampa Bay Lightning.[13] Then on April 2, 2013, with about a month left in the lockout-shortened regular season, Boston acquired veteran Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars.[14]

Boston finished the lockout-shortened regular season with 62 points, finishing in second place in the Northeast Division, and the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the regular season, the Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens were neck-and-neck in the division, but the Bruins lost their last game to the Ottawa Senators, a contest that was postponed until the end of the regular season due to the Boston Marathon bombings. In the first round of the playoffs, Boston rallied from a 4–1 third period deficit in game seven to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime. The Bruins then eliminated the New York Rangers in five games, and then swept the top seeded Pittsburgh Penguins in the Conference Finals.

Chicago Blackhawks

This was the Chicago Blackhawks' twelfth appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, and they sought their fifth Cup championship overall and their first one since 2010. In the 2011 and 2012 playoffs, the Blackhawks were eliminated in the first round.

The Blackhawks began the lockout-shortened regular season by setting the NHL record for most games to start a season without a regulation loss (24). Chicago finally recorded their first regulation loss in their 25th game of the season: a 6–2 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche.[15] The Blackhawks finished the regular season with the best record at 77 points, and won their second Presidents' Trophy in team history, as well as the Central Division championship. In the first round of the playoffs, the Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild in five games. Chicago then had to come back from a 3–1 game deficit to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in overtime of game seven. Then in the Conference Finals, the Blackhawks defeated the defending 2012 Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in five games.

The series

Game one

The Blackhawks rallied from a 3–1 third period deficit in game one to defeat the Bruins in triple-overtime, 4–3. This was the 24th longest NHL overtime game, and the fifth longest in the history of the Stanley Cup Finals.[16][17] Milan Lucic scored at 13:11 of the first period and 00:51 of the second period to give the Bruins a 2–0 lead. At 03:08 of the second period, Chicago rookie Brandon Saad scored his first career playoff goal, ending Boston goalie Tuukka Rask's shutout streak of 149:36 (dating back to the conference finals), and cutting Boston's lead to 2–1.[16] Chicago then had a 5-on-3 for 1:17 midway through the second period, but could not get a shot on goal.[18] The Bruins then increased their lead to 3–1 when Patrice Bergeron scored a power play goal at 06:09 of the third period. But Dave Bolland and Johnny Oduya scored in 4:14 apart to tie the game.[17] In the overtime periods, the Blackhawks were penalized twice for too many men on the ice, but Boston was unable to score on those two ensuing power plays. The game finally ended at 12:08 of the third overtime period when Michal Rozsival's shot from the point deflected off of Bolland, then Andrew Shaw, and past Rask into the Boston net.[16]
Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st BOS Milan Lucic (4) Nathan Horton (11) and David Krejci (13) 13:11 1–0 BOS
2nd BOS Milan Lucic (5) David Krejci (14) 00:51 2–0 BOS
CHI Brandon Saad (1) Marian Hossa (8) 03:08 2–1 BOS
3rd BOS Patrice Bergeron (6) – pp Tyler Seguin (4) and Milan Lucic (11) 06:09 3–1 BOS
CHI Dave Bolland (1) Andrew Shaw (4) 08:00 3–2 BOS
CHI Johnny Oduya (3) Marcus Kruger (2) and Michael Frolik (4) 12:14 3–3 TIE
OT None
2OT None
3OT CHI Andrew Shaw (5) Dave Bolland (2) and Michal Rozsival (2) 12:08 4–3 CHI
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st None
BOS Nathan Horton Interference 07:37 2:00
BOS Bench (served by Shawn Thornton) Too many men on the ice 08:20 2:00
BOS Zdeno Chara Hi-sticking 12:53 2:00
CHI Michael Frolik Tripping 05:51 2:00
CHI Bench (served by Patrick Sharp) Too many men on the ice 12:08 2:00
CHI Bench (served by Andrew Shaw) Too many men on the ice 19:07 2:00
3OT None
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Boston 11 6 8 12 10 7 54
Chicago 8 16 15 8 10 6 63

Game two

Just before Game 2 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals at the United Center.

The Bruins tied the series with a 2–1 overtime victory in game two. This was the third consecutive overtime game for the Blackhawks (dating back to the conference finals), and the second consecutive Cup Finals in which the first two games went into overtime.[18] In the first period, Chicago had 19 shots on goal compared to Boston's 4, but only scored on Patrick Sharp's goal at 11:22.[19] Seventy seconds later, a goal by the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa was disallowed after officials blew the play dead prior to the puck crossing the Bruins' goal line.[20] Boston's Chris Kelly then scored his first goal of the playoffs at 14:58 of the second period to tie the game. After a scoreless third period, Daniel Paille won the game for the Bruins at 13:48 of overtime; the Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook sent the puck around the end boards in the Chicago zone, but Brandon Bollig could not push it out to centre ice, allowing Adam McQuaid to steal the loose puck and feed it to Tyler Seguin, who then passed it to Paille.[19]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st CHI Patrick Sharp (9) Patrick Kane (9) and Michal Handzus (8) 11:22 1–0 CHI
2nd BOS Chris Kelly (1) Daniel Paille (4) 14:58 1–1 TIE
3rd None
OT BOS Daniel Paille (3) Tyler Seguin (5) and Adam McQuaid (2) 13:48 2–1 BOS
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
BOS Andrew Ference Tripping 06:51 2:00
CHI Dave Bolland Tripping 01:19 2:00
BOS Johnny Boychuk Holding 08:15 2:00
BOS Dennis Seidenberg Tripping 17:11 2:00
CHI Johnny Oduya Tripping 19:14 2:00
3rd None
OT None
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 OT Total
Boston 4 8 8 8 28
Chicago 19 4 5 6 34

Game three

Boston goalie Tuukka Rask stopped all 28 Chicago shots in the Bruins' 2–0 victory in game three. Daniel Paille scored Boston's first goal at 02:13 of the second period. Patrice Bergeron then scored a power play goal at 14:05 of the second period, just seconds after the Bruins' 5-on-3 advantage expired. The Blackhawks' Marian Hossa was scratched from the game; Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville later said after the game that Hossa did not play due to an upper-body injury.[21]
Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st None
2nd BOS Daniel Paille (4) Chris Kelly (1) and Tyler Seguin (6) 02:13 1–0 BOS
BOS Patrice Bergeron (7) – pp Jaromir Jagr (8) and Zdeno Chara (10) 14:05 2–0 BOS
3rd None
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
BOS Kaspars Daugavins Roughing 09:57 2:00
BOS Shawn Thornton Roughing 14:15 2:00
CHI Dave Bolland Cross checking 12:00 2:00
CHI Niklas Hjalmarsson Tripping 13:50 2:00
CHI Dave Bolland Tripping 19:00 2:00
BOS Adam McQuaid Tripping 07:56 2:00
CHI Dave Bolland Tripping 13:55 2:00
BOS David Krejci Hooking 15:55 2:00
CHI Bryan Bickell Roughing 19:48 2:00
BOS Zdeno Chara Roughing 19:48 2:00
BOS Zdeno Chara Roughing 19:48 2:00
BOS Brad Marchand Fighting – Major 19:48 5:00
CHI Andrew Shaw Fighting – Major 19:48 5:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Chicago 10 8 10 28
Boston 11 15 9 35

Game four

Brent Seabrook scored at 09:51 of overtime, from the point through traffic, to give the Blackhawks a 6–5 victory in game four to even the series.[22][23] After only 12 total goals were scored in the first three games, game four featured a series high 11 total goals.[24] In the first period, Chicago's Michal Handzus scored a short-handed goal at 06:48 before Boston's Rich Peverley tied the game on a power play goal at 14:43. Five total goals were then scored in the second period. Jonathan Toews deflected Michal Rozsival's shot into the Boston net at 6:48 to give the Blackhawks a 2–1 lead. Chicago then scored again at 8:41: Bryan Bickell's shot was stopped by Tuukka Rask, but Patrick Kane grabbed the rebound from the other side and shot it into the net before the Boston goalie could recover. Milan Lucic cut the lead, 3–2, at 14:43 after shooting a rebound past Chicago goalie Corey Crawford, but Chicago scored right back at 15:32 with Marcus Kruger's goal on a 2-on-1 breakaway. At 17:22, the Bruins scored their second power play goal after Zdeno Chara's shot deflected over the net, hit the glass, then eventually bounced into the crease where Patrice Bergeron tapped it into the net before Crawford could find the puck. In the third period, Bergeron tied the game, 4–4, at 2:05. The Blackhawks then scored their first power play goal of the series with Patrick Sharp's score at 11:19, but Boston answered 55 seconds later with Johnny Boychuk's equalizer. All five Bruins goals were shot to the glove side of Crawford,[24] but the Blackhawks never once trailed in this game.[23]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st CHI Michal Handzus (3) – sh Brandon Saad (5) 06:48 1–0 CHI
BOS Rich Peverley (2) – pp Andrew Ference (2) 14:43 1–1 TIE
2nd CHI Jonathan Toews (2) Michal Rozsival (3) 06:33 2–1 CHI
CHI Patrick Kane (7) Bryan Bickell (6) and Michal Rozsival (4) 08:41 3–1 CHI
BOS Milan Lucic (6) Zdeno Chara (11) 14:43 3–2 CHI
CHI Marcus Kruger (3) Michael Frolik (5) and Dave Bolland (3) 15:32 4–2 CHI
BOS Patrice Bergeron (8) – pp Zdeno Chara (12) and Jaromir Jagr (9) 17:22 4–3 CHI
3rd BOS Patrice Bergeron (9) Jaromir Jagr (10) 02:05 4–4 TIE
CHI Patrick Sharp (10) – pp Marian Hossa (9) and Duncan Keith (10) 11:19 5–4 CHI
BOS Johnny Boychuk (6) Nathan Horton (12) and David Krejci (15) 12:14 5–5 TIE
OT CHI Brent Seabrook (3) Bryan Bickell (7) and Patrick Kane (10) 09:51 6–5 CHI
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
CHI Johnny Oduya Interference 05:18 2:00
CHI Duncan Keith Hooking 12:45 2:00
CHI Andrew Shaw Roughing 12:45 2:00
BOS Chris Kelly Roughing 12:45 2:00
BOS Nathan Horton Slashing 18:16 2:00
CHI Duncan Keith Tripping 18:58 2:00
BOS Bench (served by Shawn Thornton) Too many men on the ice 09:58 2:00
CHI Patrick Kane Hooking 16:24 2:00
CHI Jonathan Toews Hi-sticking 08:51 2:00
BOS Jaromir Jagr Hi-sticking 09:13 2:00
BOS David Krejci Hooking 10:20 2:00
OT None
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 OT Total
Chicago 12 13 16 6 47
Boston 9 11 8 5 33

Game five

Patrick Kane scored two goals in the Blackhawks' 3–1 victory in game five. Chicago built a 2–0 lead with Kane's goals at 17:27 of the first period and 05:13 of the second. Boston's Zdeno Chara cut the score to 2–1 at 03:40 of the third period, but Chicago goalie Corey Crawford stopped 24 of 25 Bruins shots, and Dave Bolland added an empty net goal in the waning seconds of the game. Boston's Patrice Bergeron left the game in the second period and was later taken to the hospital for observation, while Chicago's Jonathan Toews suffered an upper body injury and did not play in the third period.[25]
Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st CHI Patrick Kane (8) Johnny Oduya (4) and Jonathan Toews (9) 17:27 1–0 CHI
2nd CHI Patrick Kane (9) Bryan Bickell (8) and Jonathan Toews (10) 05:13 2–0 CHI
3rd BOS Zdeno Chara (3) David Krejci (16) and Milan Lucic (12) 03:40 2–1 CHI
CHI Dave Bolland (2) – en Michael Frolik (6) 19:46 3–1 CHI
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
CHI Patrick Sharp Roughing 17:56 2:00
BOS Johnny Boychuk Roughing 17:56 2:00
BOS Nathan Horton Hooking 00:49 2:00
CHI Michal Handzus Diving 00:49 2:00
BOS Dennis Seidenberg Boarding 05:59 2:00
BOS Adam McQuaid Roughing 15:20 2:00
3rd None
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Boston 11 5 9 25
Chicago 8 11 13 32

Game six

With Chicago holding a 3–2 series lead heading into game six, the desperate Bruins outshot the Blackhawks 12–6 in the first period, with the Bruins ending the period up 1–0 due to Chris Kelly's goal. However, Chicago would fight back in the second period, as Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway while shorthanded to tie the game (Toews' goal would be recorded as an even strength goal, as it entered the net just after Andrew Shaw's penalty expired). The teams entered the third period with the game tied 1–1. However, Milan Lucic would score at 12:11 of the third period to put the Bruins in front again. With the Bruins clinging onto a 2–1 lead late in the third period, the Blackhawks pulled goalie Corey Crawford for the extra attacker. This resulted in Bryan Bickell scoring the game-tying goal with 76 seconds remaining in the game on feed from Jonathan Toews. Thus, with the score tied 2–2, it appeared the Finals would go to overtime for the fourth time. However, only 17 seconds after Bickell's goal, Dave Bolland scored what proved to be the series-winning goal, as the Bruins were unable to get an equalizer in the final minute with goalie Tuukka Rask on the bench.[26] Bolland's goal at 19:01 of the third period broke the record for the latest Stanley Cup game-winner scored in regulation.[27][28]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st BOS Chris Kelly (2) Tyler Seguin (7) and Daniel Paille (5) 07:19 1–0 BOS
2nd CHI Jonathan Toews (3) Unassisted 04:24 1–1 TIE
3rd BOS Milan Lucic (7) David Krejci (17) 12:11 2–1 BOS
CHI Bryan Bickell (9) Jonathan Toews (11) and Duncan Keith (11) 18:44 2–2 TIE
CHI Dave Bolland (3) Michael Frolik (7) and Johnny Oduya (5) 19:01 3–2 CHI
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
CHI Johnny Oduya Hooking 10:40 2:00
CHI Michal Rozsival High-sticking 18:25 2:00
CHI Andrew Shaw Roughing 02:24 2:00
CHI Brent Seabrook Tripping 05:12 2:00
BOS Tyler Seguin Hooking 13:57 2:00
BOS Chris Kelly High-sticking 14:21 2:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Chicago 6 9 16 31
Boston 12 6 7 25

Series quotes

Striding ahead for it is Toews! Staggering on! Toews pushed it wide! Two seconds and one! The Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions!
Mike Emrick, final call made on NBC.[29]
Ladies and gentlemen, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup! They've won the Stanley Cup! For the second time in four seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup! They beat the Boston Bruins here tonight in Boston! The final score in game 6: the Blackhawks 3 and the Bruins 2!
John Wiedeman, final call made on WGN (AM)[30]


Years indicated in boldface under the "Finals appearance" column signify that the player won the Stanley Cup in the given year.

Boston Bruins

# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
37 Bergeron, PatricePatrice BergeronA C R 27–33527 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec second (2011)
55 Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk D R 29–14629 2008 Edmonton, Alberta second (2011)
33 Chara, ZdenoZdeno CharaC D L 36-09836 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia second (2011)
16 Daugavins, KasparsKaspars Daugavins LW L 25-03725 2013 Riga, Soviet Union first
21 Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference D L 34-09934 2007 Edmonton, Alberta third (2004, 2011)
68 Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW L 41–12941 2013 Kladno, Czechoslovakia third (1991, 1992)
23 Kelly, ChrisChris Kelly C L 32–22532 2011 Toronto, Ontario third (2007, 2011)
35 Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin G L 27-04827 2011 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Soviet Union first
46 Krejci, DavidDavid KrejciA C R 27-05727 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia second (2011)
47 Krug, ToreyTorey Krug D L 22-07322 2012 Livonia, Michigan first
17 Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic LW L 25-01725 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia second (2011)
63 Marchand, BradBrad Marchand LW L 25-04425 2006 Halifax, Nova Scotia second (2011)
54 McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid D R 26–25526 2007 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island second (2011)
20 Paille, DanielDaniel Paille LW L 29-07029 2009 Welland, Ontario second (2011)
49 Peverley, RichRich Peverley C R 30–35130 2011 Guelph, Ontario second (2011)
40 Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask G L 26–10626 2006 Savonlinna, Finland second (2011)
19 Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin C R 21–14421 2010 Brampton, Ontario second (2011)
44 Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg D L 31–34131 2010 Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany second (2011)
34 Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg C L 27–25527 2013 Malmö, Sweden first
22 Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton RW R 35–33635 2007 Oshawa, Ontario third (2007, 2011)

Chicago Blackhawks

# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
29 Bickell, BryanBryan Bickell LW L 27–10727 2004 Bowmanville, Ontario first
36 Bolland, DaveDave Bolland C R 27-01927 2004 Etobicoke, Ontario second (2010)
52 Bollig, BrandonBrandon Bollig LW L 26–14426 2010 St. Charles, Missouri first
50 Crawford, CoreyCorey Crawford G L 28–17528 2003 Montreal, Quebec first
30 Emery, RayRay Emery G L 30–26930 2011 Hamilton, Ontario second (2007)
67 Frolik, MichaelMichael Frolik RW L 25–12725 2011 Kladno, Czechoslovakia first
26 Handzus, MichalMichal Handzus C L 36–10536 2013 Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia first
4 Hjalmarsson, NiklasNiklas Hjalmarsson D L 26-01826 2005 Eksjö, Sweden second (2010)
81 Hossa, MarianMarian Hossa RW L 34–16334 2009 Stara Ľubovna, Czechoslovakia fourth (2008, 2009, 2010)
88 Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane RW L 24–21724 2007 Buffalo, New York second (2010)
2 Keith, DuncanDuncan KeithA D L 29–34329 2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba second (2010)
16 Kruger, MarcusMarcus Kruger C L 23-02823 2009 Stockholm, Sweden first
8 Leddy, NickNick Leddy D L 22-09622 2010 Eden Prairie, Minnesota first
27 Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya D L 31–26631 2012 Stockholm, Sweden first
32 Rozsival, MichalMichal Rozsival D R 34–29434 2012 Vlasim, Czechoslovakia first
20 Saad, BrandonBrandon Saad LW L 20–24020 2011 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania first
7 Seabrook, BrentBrent Seabrook D R 28-06528 2003 Richmond, British Columbia second (2010)
10 Sharp, PatrickPatrick SharpA LW R 31–17931 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba second (2010)
65 Shaw, AndrewAndrew Shaw RW R 21–33921 2011 Belleville, Ontario first
28 Smith, BenBen Smith RW R 24–34824 2008 Winston-Salem, North Carolina first
25 Stalberg, ViktorViktor Stalberg RW L 27–15827 2010 Gothenburg, Sweden first
19 Toews, JonathanJonathan ToewsC C L 25-05625 2006 Winnipeg, Manitoba second (2010)


Referees: Wes McCauley (Canada), Dan O'Halloran (Canada), Chris Rooney (United States of America), Brad Watson (Canada)

Linesmen: Shane Heyer (Canada), Brian Murphy (United States of America), Pierre Racicot (Canada), Jay Sharrers (Jamaica)


In Canada, the series was televised in English on CBC and in French on the cable network RDS. The NBC Sports Group's coverage in the United States was different from previous seasons: the NBC broadcast network televised game one and then the final four games, while the NBC Sports Network broadcast games two and three.[31]

Game NBC/NBCSN viewership
(in millions)
1 6.358[32]
2 3.964[33]
3 4.001[34]
4 6.459[35]
5 5.632[36]
6 8.160[37]

Chicago Blackhawks – 2013 Stanley Cup champions

The 2013 Stanley Cup was presented to Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, following the Blackhawks' 3–2 win over the Bruins in the sixth game of the finals.[38][39][40]

  • 1 Played both center and wing.
Coaching and Administrative Staff
  • Rocky Wirtz (Owner/Chairman/Governor), John McDonough (President/Chief Executive Officer/Alt. Governor), Jay Blunk (Executive Vice President)
  • Stan Bowman (General Manager), Al MacIsaac (Vice President Hockey Operations/Asst. to President), Norm Maciver (Assistant General Manager), William Scotty Bowman (Senior Adviser, Hockey Operations)
  • Joel Quenneville (Head Coach), Mike Kitchen (Assistant Coach), Jamie Kompon (Assistant Coach)
  • Stephane Waite (Goaltending Coach), Mike Gapskie (Athletic Trainer), Troy Parchman (Equipment Manager), Jeff Thomas (Asst. Athletic Trainer)
  • Clint Reif (Asst. Equipment Manager), Pawel Prylinski (Message Therapist), Jim Heintzelman (Equipment Asst.)
  • Paul Goodman (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Tim Campbell (Video Coach), Pierre Gauthier (Director, Player Personnel)
  • Mark Kelley (Director, Amateur Scouting), Barry Smith (Director, Player Development), Ryan Stewart (Director, Pro Scouting), Ron Anderson (Director, Player Recruitment)
  • Tony Ommen (Senior Director, Team Services), Mark Bernard (General Manager, Minor League Affiliation), Dr. Michael Terry (Head Team Physician)
Engraving notes
  • For the shortened 2012–13 season, the NHL's 48-game regular season games played (or 1 Stanley Cup Finals game played) requirement for automatic inclusion on the Stanley Cup was pro-rated to 23 regular season games played, or 1 Finals game played (or dressed as the backup goaltender). As such, four players who did not play every game in the Finals automatically qualified to be on the Cup.
    • Ben Smith – 1 regular season game and 1 Stanley Cup Finals game (spending the rest of the regular season in the minors with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL)
    • Sheldon Brookbank – 26 regular-season games and 1 playoff game (none in the Stanley Cup Finals)
    • Daniel Carcillo – 23 regular-season games and 4 playoff games (none in the Stanley Cup Finals)
    • Ray Emery – 21 regular season games, dressed as the backup goaltender for 25 other regular-season games and all six Stanley Cup Finals games
    • Jamal Mayers* – played in 19 regular season games and none in the playoffs, but was on the roster all season (as a healthy reserve). His name was engraved due to a successful petition.
  • Jamie Kompon became the first assistant Coach to win back to back championships with different teams: 2012 with Los Angeles, and 2013 with Chicago.
  • Scotty Bowman moved into second place with his thirteenth Stanley Cup championship. He became the first person to win multiple Stanley Cups with 4 teams. Montreal 1973-76-77-78-79, Pittsburgh 1991–92, Detroit 1997-98-2002-08, Chicago 2010–2013. Scotty Bowman also lost in the Finals four times: St. Louis 1968-69-70 (General Manager/Coach) – 1st of 5 teams in the finals), Detroit 1995 (Head Coach/Director of Player Personnel).

Left off the Stanley Cup.

  • #33 Carter Hutton, G, played in 1 regular season game. He was dressed for the last 2 regular season games, and for the first 5 playoff games, due to Ray Emery being injured. His name was left off the Stanley Cup, and he was also left out of the team picture. Hutton did not qualify for engravement because he spent most of the season in the minors, playing 51 games for the Rockford IceHogs, and did not dress in the Stanley Cup Finals. [1]
  • #38 Henrik Karlsson, G, spent a brief time on the Blackhawks roster during the regular season and was recalled for the playoffs, but did not play in any games. He played 18 games for Rockford IceHogs
  • #55 Ryan Stanton, D, played in one regular season game and none in the playoffs. Stanton played 73 games in minors for Rockford IceHogs


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