Stanley Cup 2010: Blackhawks End “Homer Series”, Win Stanley Cup In Philly!

June 9th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks ended their 49-year curse, winning the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1961 in Philadelphia tonight, ending the Philadelphia Flyers' “Cinderella” season.

For the Flyers, watching the Hawks skate around with the Stanley Cup around the Wachovia center must have been akin to stabbing yourself in the eye with a pick-axe.

For the Hawks, their victory ends what can only be described as a miserable 61 year absence from winning Lord Stanley’s cup. With their victory, the Toronto Maple Leafs now own the distinction of Stanley Cup futility, going back to 1967 (43 years).

Many NHL analysts (including myself) predicted that whichever team won Game Five would not only hold a huge advantage going forward, but would win the Cup.

As it turns out, the Blackhawks made good on our predictions, winning the Cup in six games (which, again, I predicted) on Philadelphia’s home ice.

Truth be told, for the most part, the Flyers were overwhelmed in Game Six, as they failed to dominate down low, backed up by the Hawks’ 27-13 margin in shots over the first two periods.

The two teams exchanged goals a ...

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