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Former Michigan State Spartans Go Head to Head in Stanley Cup Finals

June 20th, 2013 at 1:11 AM
By Rebecca Pierce

The Stanley Cup Finals heated up this evening as the Chicago Blackhawks tied the series at two games each with a 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins in overtime. Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks and Torey Krug of the Boston Bruins, both former players at Michigan State, have had major effects on their teams. 

'Duncan Keith' photo (c) 2009, Anna Enriquez - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Defenseman Keith was drafted in 2002, after two seasons with Michigan State, and has shaped into one of the league's best players. He has recorded two goals and 10 assists in the playoffs this year so far.  Keith, 29, has been with the Blackhawks squad since 2005 and signed a 13 year contract with the team in the 2009-10 season. He will be looking to win his second Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks; his first came in 2010.

Krug is in his rookie season in the NHL, after captaining the Michigan State Spartans, and has made a splash in the playoffs with a strong debut. Krug, also on defense, has missed one game against Chicago during the finals, but with his production in the playoffs, he has shown the Bruins coaching staff that he deserves a place on the roster. 

So with the series tied, will former Spartan Torey Krug get to win the Cup with the Bruins in his very first season, after playing only three games during the regular season? Or will it be Keith, the seasoned veteran, who was at MSU almost 10 years ago, for his second Cup with the 'Hawks? The players face off in Game 5 on Saturday, and the puck drops at 8 pm.

 

Tags: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Michigan State, Michigan State Spartans, MSU, NCAA, Stanley Cup Finals, Torey Krug

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