In six games the Blackhawks managed to defeat the team that just refused to go away, The Philadelphia Flyers. Game 6 was an awesome game, very exciting and entertaining. The Flyers were down 2 to 3 late in the third period and they were shining the Cup, chilling champagne and getting the championship hats ready. Philly once again refused to go quietly into that good night. With a little less than 4 minutes left, Scotty Hartnell put it in the net past Niemi.
(photo ripped off from the Chicago Tribune)
The Hawks went on to win it OT thanks to this sneaky little bastard, Patrick Kane.
4:06 into OT he snapped this little beauty past Leighton, of course for a while he was the only one that knew it.
Jonathan Toews was named the MVP of the Tournament and awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Marian Hossa FINALLY gets his cup. Three times IS a charm.
Something I am very excited about...Antti Niemi, former Lahti Pelican, becomes the first Finnish goaltender to win the Stanley Cup. A Pelican made good! Why do I care about the Pelicans? Because they are co-owned by my all time favorite player, former Thrasher goalie, Pasi Nurminen. Five years ago he was a part time goalie driving the zamboni and working part time as the rink janitor to make ends meet, now he will be rocking a cup ring!
I can't post about the Hawks without a picture of Buff.
I'm happy for Mad Dog, too. I love him because he was a Devil
So congratulations to the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. It was a long time coming and you totally deserve it.
Now on to some pictures that I stole off of NHL.com. I didn't take them and they are not mine.
Bud Light? Really in the cup? I'd hoped for more from you, Buff.
Speaking of Buff, my favorite Hawk. This wasn't from the final game, but I loved it so much I had to have it.
Buff hoisting the cup.
Buff and the Hawks flag...it's up side down.
That had to feel good. Good for you, Hossa!
I'm not sure anyone deserves the cup more than Duncan Keith a/k/a Duncan Teeth. He'll spend some time in the dentist's chair this summer after sacrificing some chicklets for the cup.
I like Versteeg because he's not afraid to be a dork and sing "Glamorous Life" by Fergie.
I didn't think they'd ever give Niemi the damn cup! I'm laying on the couch yelling "GIVE IT TO NIEMI!"
Though the Hawks won the cup on enemy ice, they had a group of fans there. How cool would it be to be a part of this??
Being part of 20,000 screaming Hawks fans would be awesome, but wow it would be cool to be in with about 30 fans getting champagne and attention from the team.
Toews and his Conn Smythe
Keith and Kane celebrating.
Buff is one layer of clothing away from being perfect!
This is about the only ice time Huet saw during this cup run.
Toews and Kane hoisting the cup.
Buff passed off the flag to Kane...still upside down.
I love how Kane was the only one celebrating. Look at Niemi, he's still working!
I looked everywhere for this picture. I love how Kane jumped into Niemi's arms. Niemi is still working...eyes on the puck!
Today was the parade and I have a friend who was there so hopefully I will be able to provide some pictures!