Hawks should beat out Bruins 

January, 7, 2010

How do you feel about overtime losses when it comes to my picks? If you want to give me the benefit of the doubt, I was a respectable 5-4-2 last week. If you want to hold me to the ultimate standard (Who won the game?!), then I was a less exciting 5-6.

Either way, I'm going to wade into the picking pool again. Wish me luck.

Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins
I always love an "Original Six" showdown, particularly when it's between an Eastern and Western Conference team. Those O6ers don't see each other quite as much as they should. The Hawks scored a 5-4 shootout win over the Bruins on Dec. 18. I'll take the Hawks to get it done again.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.