CHICAGO (CBS) — After winning their third Stanley Cup in six years, the Blackhawks’ victory celebrations were still going strong Tuesday morning.
Chicago earned the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time in 77 years Monday night, and the team and their fans spent all night partying across the Chicago area.
“Three in six years; what more can you really ask for?” winger Patrick Kane said. “I mean, we could have maybe been there last year, too, but this was special to win it at home.”
After partying at the United Center, the players headed out to celebrate at several sites across the city. Kane, Kris Versteeg and some other players visited The Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen, a popular sports bar in the South Loop, where they showed off the trophy for fans.
“It’s just tremendous; I mean, the support we’ve been getting all the time,” defenseman Johnny Oduya said. “The whole city just comes together, and, yeah, you feel fortunate to be a part of something like this.”
Coach Joel Quenneville and several players also brought the Stanley Cup to The MID nightclub to party with fans.
Fans also TP’ed Quenneville’s house after the big win, one of many unique traditions in professional hockey.