What's this about the Original Six?
The Blackhawks, along with the Bruins, were members of the "Original Six" era of the NHL, which was composed of six teams from 1942 to 1967. That means all the Bruins and Blackhawks did was beat up on each other or the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Original Six era gave way to the expansion era. We now sit comfortably in something called the modern era. This is the first Original Six matchup in the Stanley Cup Final since 1979.