CHICAGO (CBS) — With the Blackhawks fresh off Monday night’s clinching victory in Game 6 against the Lightning, the Stanley Cup’s first stop Tuesday was lunch downtown.
WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports fans stood three deep outside 437 North Rush to get a glimpse and a picture of the Stanley Cup through restaurant’s windows.
Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz says he didn’t follow the Cup to a Near West Side club in the early hours of Tuesday but wasn’t surprised it ended up there.
“I would have put 100-1 it would not have gone anywhere else,” Wirtz said. “I knew it wasn’t going to the Field Museum.”
Team president and CEO John McDonough says winning the Cup for the third time in six seasons was a relief.
“These players took this to another gear during the postseason,” McDonough said. “It’s two distinct seasons. They just shifted into another gear. We knew they had it but we played four really good teams.”