They've tangled in three straight NHL postseasons. They've shed blood—and tears—on the ice. They've engaged in wars of words off the ice.
They are the Blackhawks and rival Vancouver Canucks.
Tuesday night, they meet yet again—this time in Vancouver. Call it a re-re-re-rematch. It's one of those games that you just must watch in case something controversial happens again. Before they battle on the ice, though, they battle in a RedEye faceoff.
BLACKHAWKS: 29-15-6, 64 points
CANUCKS: 30-15-4, 64 points
STANLEY CUP TITLES
BLACKHAWKS: 20-year-old winger Andrew Shaw
CANUCKS: 21-year-old center Cody Hodgson
BLACKHAWKS: Tommy Hawks
CANUCKS: Fin the Orca
OVERALL WINNER: Come on, let's not act surprised. The Blackhawks have been on the winning side of this rivalry more often than not recently. Sorry, Roberto. Here's a tissue.