NHL Blog Beat (Post-Stanley Cup Final Edition) – June 25, 2013.

Reaction and analysis of the Chicago Blackhawks downing the Boston Bruins to become 2013 Stanley Cup champions.

Jonathan Toews hoists the Stanley Cup for the 2nd time in four years.

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews hoists the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years.

SB NATION: Travis Hughes consider the 2013 Stanley Cup Final hockey fans deserved following a lockout which nearly wiped out another season. Oh, yeah, and Gary Bettman got booed again presenting the Stanley Cup. After 20 years, does anyone really expect any different, especially when the home team loses?

STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: Sarah Connors on how the Bruins lifted the city of Boston following the Marathon bombings, and why ultimately it doesn’t matter that they fell short in the Cup quest.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Did you know Dave Bolland’s game-winner was the first time a Stanley Cup -winning goal was scored in the final minute of regulation? Thanks to Joe Pelletier, now you do!

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne examines tens factors to why the Blackhawks downed the Bruins. Daniel Wagner has some photos of interesting reactions from Bruins fans during and after Game Six.

PEERLESS PROGNOSTICATOR: NHL players will sacrifice their physical well-being just to win a trophy signifying they’re the best. Think about that next time you want to call in sick because you’ve got a case of the sniffles.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with his analysis of how the Blackhawks did it, and how the Bruins got as far as they did.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski ranks the 8 greatest photos of the Blackhawks dressing room celebration, as well as pointing out the Toronto Sun still hasn’t gotten over the Leafs late collapse to the Bruins back in the Conference Quarterfinals.