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The Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup!

[ Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andrew Ladd (16) celebrates with Niklas Hjalmarsson (4), of Sweden, Patrick Kane (88), and Patrick Sharp (10) after Ladd scored against the Philadelphia Flyers in the second period of Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Philadelphia ]

The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime in Game 6 for their first championship since 1961.

Patrick Kane scored the winning goal 4:10 into overtime Wednesday night, and the Blackhawks became the first team to win on the road this series.

The Blackhawks completed their revival from the bottom of the NHL to holding the silver trophy on the strength of rising stars Kane and Jonathan Toews.

Annti Niemi was solid in goal to help the Blackhawks wrap up their most successful season since Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita led the way 49 years ago.

It ends the longest active championship drought in the NHL.

The Flyers are still looking for their first Stanley Cup title since 1975.

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June 9, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Sports | , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. Yea for Chicago.

    Comment by Slamdunk | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well, at least you guys have something to cheer for…Right?

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. Slamdunk( George Tenet)

    It was a exciting lil game

    Hopefully a CANADIAN team wins next year

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. Yes! Great victory for Chicago!

    Illinois Jim, if you see this, congrats to you! I know you have been a hockey guy for a long time….. Hope we get a chance to chat some more about politics or sports one day, now that Politics1 appears to be extinct.

    As a sports fan, it’s been way too long (12 years) since the last championship for one of my teams in a major professional sport (though the Blackhawks were indeed off my fan radar for several years.) Back in 1998, Michael Jordan had been spoiling us and we were maybe taking those annual trophies for granted. So, fans here should feel pretty gratified..

    I guess this is the happiest thing I have seen since Election Night 2004…. though the ending of the game was so confusing for a bit, that it reminded me of Election Night 2000. The team was celebrating, but I refused to do so until I knew that it was really official and there was nothing Al Gore or the Florida Supreme Court could do about it!

    I have now seen every one of the teams I support win a championship, except for one…..

    What I wouldn’t give to see that happen one day…

    Comment by Corey | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  5. Congratulations on your win Corey!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  6. You too ILLJIM

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  7. Corey

    WE will both happy the day the CUBS win the World Series title again

    I may be a RED SOX fan

    but the CUBS deserve a ring

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  8. Chicago has finally gotten another championship for the first time since 2005 when the White Sox won the World Series in baseball.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 10, 2010 | Reply


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