Chicago Blackhawks Win The Stanley Cup
For the third time in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions. The Blackhawks finished off the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 2-0 victory in Game 6, coming back from a 2-1 series deficit.
The Blackhawks were bolstered throughout the series by stellar defense. Defenseman Duncan Keith was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy and Corey Crawford was outstanding in the net, giving up only two goals in the final three games.
Chicago’s well-deserved celebration was prolonged by severe thunderstorms and flooding. The Conn Smythe Trophy and the Stanley Cup itself received a police escort through downtown Chicago to guarantee their arrival at the United Center. The Blackhawks didn’t seem to mind the late arrival, celebrating with their raucous fans on the ice for several minutes.
Keith was a unanimous choice for the series’ most valuable player, as his 2nd period goal ended up being the deciding score in Chicago’s clinching win. Star right wing Patrick Kane gave the ‘Hawks some security with his goal in the 3rd period, his first of the Stanley Cup Finals.