Chicago Blackhawks win Stanley Cup
The Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games to earn the championship title
For the third time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions. This victory though was a bit different for the team, as they won the coveted trophy for the first time on home ice since 1938. While they had to wait to hoist the trophy which was delayed due to weather, the win was oh so sweet for the players.
The series was clinched by Conn Smythe trophy winner Duncan Keith who scored in the second. The series, which had not seen more than a one goal difference ended when Patrick Kane scored with 5:14 left in the third, to bring the game to 2-0.
The goaltending in this series was definitely the game changed, with Blackhawks defender stopping 151 of the 161 shots he faced throughout the final six games of the season. His counterpart, Ben Bishop suffered a groin tear in game two of the series, and was therefore no match for the dominating Chicago Blackhawks.
Fans stuck around to celebrate with their team, not leaving the arena for over an hour after they watched their captain Jonathan Toews hoist the cup, though perhaps the sweetest hoist goes to retiring player Kimmo Timonen, who was a champion fo the first time in his career and will finish his career on top.
Creating their very own hockey dynasty, the Blackhawks are only hungry for more Stanley Cup wins after the taste of greatness they experienced last night.