Republican and Dem go head to head in Stanley Cup wager


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While both lawmakers are members of the bipartisan organization "No Labels," it didn’t stop them from taking a few playful barbs about the ice hockey face-off.

“Following Patrick Kane’s hat trick to put away the defending champs, the Hawks are playing their best hockey of the season ... I like our chances of seeing the Stanley Cup roll down Michigan Avenue again this year,” Kinzinger said in a statement.

But Cicilline returned the puck talk, saying, “Fresh off a sweep of Pittsburgh and with Tuukka Rask at the top of his game between the pipes, the Bruins are ready to fight for the Cup with all the grit, determination and perseverance for which New England is known. Like all Bruins fans throughout Rhode Island, I look forward to welcoming the Stanley Cup back home in Boston.”