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Illinois, Massachusetts governors make NHL wager

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:16 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:23 p.m. CST
(Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, top, and left wing Milan Lucic participate in a drill during practice at TD Garden in Boston, Monday, June 10, 2013. The Bruins are preparing to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals with Game 1 scheduled for Wednesday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
(M. Spencer Green)
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, center, is joined Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, and Rev. Jesse Jackson, as Patrick receives a sign naming part of his hometown street Honorary Governor Deval Patrick Av, Friday, June 7, 2013 in Chicago. Patrick grew up near the intersection of 53rd Street and Wabash Ave. A portion of Wabash Ave. will bear his name. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

CHICAGO – The governors of Illinois and Massachusetts have made a wager on the National Hockey League finals featuring the Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's office said in a release Tuesday that the governor of the losing team's state will volunteer at a food bank of the winning governor's choice.

That means Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick would volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository if the Blackhawks win. And Quinn would volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank if the Bruins are victorious.

Quinn says Patrick is "skating on thin ice" betting against the Blackhawks. Patrick says he looks forward to "seeing the Bruins circle the ice" with the Stanley Cup.

Game one of the best of seven series takes place Wednesday night in Chicago.

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