The Capitals went 6-2-1 in the nine games Brooks Laich played. He was hoping to return for the second round of the playoffs.
The Bruins haven't won a Cup in front of their home fans since 1970. The Hawks last won it all in Chicago in 1938.
Tomas Kundratek was playing his best hockey of the season when he lost his job to a leg injury.
The Blackhawks and Bruins will meet in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time. The winner will be ...