Everyone knows that any nerd movie worth watching involves some sort of an epic quest – a quest for something so important, powerful, that it could forever change the course of human history.
Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. The Goonies.
Tonight at 8pm in the Madhouse on Madison, another quest will begin.
Warriors will unite and embark on a journey. The goal – the most coveted prize in professional hockey.
I guess you could say that this quest began back at the start of the regular season.
The Hawks got the jump on everyone. They got to the dock first, jumped on that speed boat, and never looked back.
Left standing on the dock, the Bruins had to figure out another way to get the treasure.
They hopped in their black and yellow jeep with the racing stripe and took off along the winding, unpaved road toward the ancient temple and its treasure.
Luckily for them, they knew the way…and they had the map.
Along the way, their jeep broke down. Luckily for them, one of the villagers has a donkey. Their journey continued, albeit slowly. The donkey kept stopping so Chara and Seidenberg had to hop off and give him a shove.
As they trudged along the road, they came upon a air field. On that air field was a curmudgeon old timer with a helicopter. They ditched the donkey and hopped in the helicopter, Tuukka Rask behind the control.
At last, the Bruins had reached the ancient temple deep in the heart of the Jungle.
But so had the Blackhawks.
Through the thicket of the jungle, they saw each other.
They looked at the temple with its shiny silver treasure hidden within.
They looked at each other.
They looked back at the temple.
Cue the John Williams score.
So that’s where we are in this story – both teams so close, the ultimate treasure within reach.
Bigger question now is…Who will get there first?
Tags: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Quest for the Cup, stanley cup, Stanley Cup Finals