The final four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is truly a tournament of champions.
For the second time in the history of the League, the final four teams standing in the playoffs are the past four champions. The Los Angeles Kings (2012), Boston Bruins (2011), Chicago Blackhawks (2010) and Pittsburgh Penguins (2009) are the remaining teams in 2013.
The other time the champions from the previous four seasons played on the final-four stage was 1945. That season, the Montreal Canadiens (1944 champions) played the Toronto Maple Leafs (1942), and the Red Wings (1943) played the Bruins (1941). Toronto and Detroit advanced to the Cup Final, with Toronto winning 2-1 in Game 7.