Bruins defeat the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals
The degree of difficulty with this one got tougher in the final week of 2013 when tough, steady defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was lost for the season to a knee injury. But Claude Julien’s team has proven remarkably resilient in the face of mounting injuries this season, and there remains a deep and talented core. Plus, Tuukka Rask has confirmed his status as one of the league’s elite goalies. They’ll miss Seidenberg, but they are still fully capable of exacting their revenge on the Blackhawks for their six-game Cup-capturing victory this past season.