Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup

It was 17 seconds that made sports history. The Blackhawks were taking a brutal physical beating from the Boston Bruins. The Bruins were up by one. With just under 90 seconds left, the Chicago Blackhawks scored to tie the game, making it 2-2. 17-18 seconds later they scored again winning 3-2. The win was stunning, as it came in the final seconds of the game on enemy ice. The Hawks did not win pretty. They won ugly. But, they won.

The Hawks demonstrated they could take a licking and keep on ticking. They never gave up or gave in. They proved Chicago is strong, stronger, and strongest. This was a great series. The Bruins are a big tough hard driving team. They did out play the Hawks most of the game. But, championships are not just won on size, toughness, and drive. They are won by heart, deftness, quickness, and capitalizing on mistakes. The Chicago Blackhawks showed the world they could overcome adversity in the quest to be champions.

Lord Stanley's Cup is coming home to Chicago, where it rightfully belongs. Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasted no time getting on Facebook, congratulating the Hawks and informing that plans for the celebration are being made.

The Chicago Tribune has great photos of the game by Scott Strazzante and Nuccio DiNuzzo.

Team owner, Rocky Wirtz, flew the families and close friends of the players to Boston to see game six. He explained that Blackhawk's hockey  the Chicago Blackhawks are a family, and families should be part of the excitement.

Chicago is ecstatic over the win. Celebrations broke out all over the city as people emptied out into the streets to cheer. As of this writing they were peaceful in nature and few injuries or arrests were reported.




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