NHL Playoffs 2010: Hawks' Cup
Chicago Blackhawks sniper Patrick Kane came through with the biggest goal that he has ever scored in his life… and now he has delivered the Stanley Cup to Chicago. After the Philadelphia Flyers scored with less than 5 minutes in the 3rd period to tie-up Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Patrick’s goal in overtime smashed the Flyer’s hopes of taking the series to Game 7. Now after the 49 year drought, the Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions again.
Ummmm, It’s a Goal…
The funny thing about Patrick’s overtime goal is that nobody really knew that Patrick scored. Even though the puck was shot through Flyer goalie Michael Leighton’s pads and tucked nicely into the bottom of the net, nobody celebrated the goal… except for Patrick. Patrick must have said… “Ummmm, it’s a goal… we win the Stanley Cup… why aren’t all my teammates celebrating?” As the goal judge (from Philadelphia) DID NOT turn on the red light, and the referees DID NOT signal a goal, both teams were left guessing where the puck was. After video review, it turned out to be exactly what Patrick was telling everyone… the winning goal of the Stanley Cup.
Terrific Trophies for Toews
It’s been an amazing year for Jonathon Toews as he was named the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the past 4 months, he has won the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy, and a Gold Medal for Team Canada at the Olympics. He is only 22 years old becoming the youngest hockey player to ever win these three great trophies.
It’s always too bad that someone has to lose, but for Philadelphia fans it has got to hurt a little more this year. Not only did they make one of the most spectacular runs by any team from the bottom of the standings, but also they just made the playoffs by winning the last game of the season in a penalty shootout, and they also came back from being down 3-0 in a playoff series to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3. The Flyers had their chances to win game 6… but will they ever get those chances again?