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Gov. Patrick places Stanley Cup wager with Ill. governor 

Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) celebrates next to Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun, left, as the puck shot by Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid rattles out of the net after a goal during the third period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) celebrates next to Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun, left, as the puck shot by Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid rattles out of the net after a goal during the third period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Purchase photo reprints »

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday announced a "friendly" wager in advance of this week’s Stanley Cup final opener between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, according to a press release from Patrick's office.

Under the terms of the wager, the governor of the losing team’s state will volunteer at the food bank of the winning governor’s choice. If the Bruins win, Governor Quinn will volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank. If the Blackhawks win, Governor Patrick will volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

“I look forward to seeing the Bruins circle the ice with the Stanley Cup above their heads,” Patrick said in a statement. “And I’m delighted to join with Governor Quinn to use the excitement of the playoffs to draw attention to the important issue of food insecurity.”

“Governor Patrick is skating on thin ice by betting against the mighty Chicago Blackhawks,” Quinn said in a statement. “But the Greater Chicago Food Depository can always use extra help, so after he works a shift there, I’m happy to take Governor Patrick to the United Center to see the Stanley Cup return home.”

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