Bruins-Blackhawks cannot exactly be classified as a “rivalry” nowadays, but the two Original Six franchises share a whole boatload of history.
The seminal moment in that history came on May 15, 1967, when Bruins general manager Milt Schmidt acquired Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield from Chicago. Those three joined Bobby Orr and the rest of Big Bad Bruins to bring the city its first Stanley Cup in 29 years, knocking off the Blackhawks in the playoffs en route to raising the most famous trophy in sports in 1970.
Derek “Turk” Sanderson won championships with the Bruins in 1970 and 1972. He joined NESN’s Dale Arnold and Andy Brickley to take a look back at the history between Boston and Chicago before the two clubs dropped the puck for the 2013 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday.
Check it out in the video above.