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With the jubilation in the crowd, nothing tops winning the greatest trophy in sports on home ice.
For the second time in four seasons, the Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup.
The Blackhawks were Stanley Cup champions for the first time in 49 years. The cup was filled and refilled with beer over and over again that night in Philadelphia.
After scoring the biggest goal of his life in game seven vs. Detroit just three weeks earlier, Brent Seabrook was already updating his resume. Whenever the Hawks needed someone, Mr. Overtime always stepped up.
When Carcillo was on the ice, opponents needed to keep their heads on a swivel.
Two teams who played great defensive systems didn’t give an inch. Nobody could afford to give goals away because one mistake could cost the entire game. Apparently, Tampa Bay netminder Ben Bishop didn’t get the memo.
One can argue that nobody took on the role of being an absolute pest for the Hawks better than Andrew Shaw.
Right from the puck drop of Game 1 at the United Center, it was clear there was one key battle: Dustin Byfuglien vs Chris Pronger. Two big men who were going to battle for every inch on the ice.
As for this year’s matchup, it should be a good one. Two teams who play a heavy game, can score goals at the drop of a hat, but also play strong defensively and feature top notch goaltending.