Flashback #90: Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup (2010)
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June 9, 2010 – Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup
It took six games, but for the first time since 1961, the Blackhawks brought the Stanley Cup home to Chicago in 2010.
Chicago defeated Philadelphia 4-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals to end the longest-active Stanley Cup drought in the NHL. Captain Jonathan Toews was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 playoffs — the first Blackhawks player to receive the honor.
Game 1, which opened up in Chicago, was taken by the Blackhawks 6-5 behind two goals from Troy Brouwer. The Hawks extended their series lead when they took Game 2. Unlike Game 1, Game 2 was A defensive affair, as neither team scored until Marian Hossa’s goal late in the second period. Ben Eager scored just 28 seconds later to give Chicago all it would need for the 2-1 victory.
With the Blackhawks holding onto a 2-0 lead, the series shifted to Philadelphia. The Hawks dropped back-to-back games in Philly to even the series at 2-2.
Game 5 brought the series back to Chicago, where the Hawks had their way with the Flyers, winning 7-4 behind goals from Dave Bolland and Kris Versteeg.
The Hawks found themselves one win away from their first Stanley Cup victorY in almost 50 years. Tied at 3-3, the game went to overtime where none other than Patrick Kane was the hero once again.
Kane scored the Cup-winning goal 4:06 into overtime with a shot in which the puck crossed the goal line and then got stuck underneath the padding in the back of the net. After Kane’s shot, there was uncertainty as to whether he scored or not, but Kane knew it. He immediately threw his stick and gloves down and began celebrating.
After video review, the goal was officially awarded and the Blackhawks began their official celebration as Stanley Cup champions.
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