Manny Malhotra

Who'll win the Cup and in how many games?

Canucks take it in 6

Helene Elliott

Los Angeles Times

It's incredible to think that no team based in Canada has won the Stanley Cup since 1993, when a certain illegal stick carried by a certain member of the Kings reversed the tide after the Kings had won the opener and launched the Canadiens to a five-game series win.

The drought is about to end. Lord Stanley's trophy will take up residence in Canada within the next two weeks, after the Canucks defeat the Bruins in six games in this year's Cup finals.

It could be close. Each team survived a seven-game challenge in the first round and each has had to play 18 games to get to the finals....