2010 Stanley Cup: Welcome To Chicago, Lord Stanley

June 10th, 2010 by Matt Bowen Leave a reply »
Never before has the One Goal campaign taken on such a literal meaning. After losing the lead late into the third period and going into overtime, the Chicago Blackhawks motto came to life. One Goal away from being champions, One Goal away from a Game 7 in Chicago. One Goal away from sending the city of Chicago into pandemonium.

And who would have thought that One Goal would be so anti-climatic? Patrick Kane knew he scored the game winner the instant it hit the net, the same could not be said for everyone else. The Chicago bench didn't realize it until Kane was at center ice, while the WGN radio team thought Leighton had stopped it. After the smoke cleared and the referees went to video review, the Chicago Blackhawks were once again Stanley Cup Champions, breaking a 49 year drought.

Now before I go on this long drivel celebrating the Blackhawks, I would like to give the Philadelphia Flyers all the credit in the world. The Flyers were one of the only teams in this years Playoffs that put the Blackhawks against the ropes. Their heart and determination should be the standard among every team around the league. Never before have we seen a team refuse to quit no m ...

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