It’s been a long time coming. The Blackhawks have defeated the Flyers in overtime in Game 6 to claim their first Stanley Cup since 1961. It was the longest active drought in the NHL at 42 years long. Now if only the Cubs could follow suit. Cheap shot? Yeah, but 101 years is ridiculous. Anyways, the game was decided on an amazing shot. Four minutes and ten seconds into the overtime period, Patrick Kane sneaked the puck past Michael Leighton to stun the entire city of Philadelphia.
It seemed like only the Blackhawks appeared to know what was going on for a few frozen moments. Kane and some of teammates seemed the only players on the ice who knew the puck found the inside of the net. The goal light never went off but that didn’t stop the celebration. After a quick review it was confirmed, your 2010 Stanley Cup winners are the Chicago Blackhawks.
“I knew it went in right away,” Kane said. “What a feeling. I can’t believe it. We just won the Stanley Cup. I can’t believe this just happened. … It’s something you dream about, scoring the final goal in the Stanley Cup finals.”
The Conn Smythe Trophy winner (playoff MVP), Jonathan Toews, was the first to touch the Cup and hoist it above his head in triumph.
Congrats to the city of Chicago and to entire Blackhawks organization on a tough season. Glad it’s over.