Bored Hockey Fan congratulates the Manchester Monarchs and the Chicago Blackhawks, for winning the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup and NHL’s Stanley Cup respectively.
Manchester, the AHL affiliate team of the Los Angeles Kings, defeated the Utica Comets (Vancouver’s AHL affiliate) in best of seven series, 4 games to 1, after a 2-1 victory in Game 5. The goals were scored by Kings prospect Adrian Kempe, and defensemen Vincent LaVorde. This is the final season on the Monarchs in the AHL, before they move to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), starting in the 2015-16 season.
Conn Smythe Trophy winner, Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane scored to earn the Chicago Blackhawks their third Stanley Cup in six years. They defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games, securing the Cup for the first time at home, since 1938. With their third Cup victory in six seasons, the Blackhawks could have just become this generation’s version of a dynasty team.