|Having waited 49 years, the diehard fans of the Chicago Blackhawks would have to agonize a few moments more: Was Patrick Kane’s shot really in the net? Had the Stanley Cup finally returned to Chicago? |
In this case, great things came to those who waited. Kane’s shot 4:06 into overtime indeed entered the net, giving the Blackhawks their first Cup since 1961 and touching off a celebration that moved from the ice of Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center to the jam-packed streets of downtown Chicago to the cities and towns around the globe that ‘Hawks players call home.
This unforgettable moment and many more from five games critical to the Blackhawks’ championship run now have been collected in one place: the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions Special Edition Box Set.
1 – April 24, 2010: Kane’s shorthander ties it with 13.6 seconds left and Hossa’s goal 4:07 into overtime wins Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal.
2 – May 29, 2010: Cup Final Game 1 – Tomas Kopecky’s third-period tally is decisive in a wild, 6-5 ‘Hawks win.
3 – May 31, 2010: Cup Final Game 2 – Antti Niemi’s 32 saves and goals :28 apart by Hossa and Ben Eager give Chicago a 2-0 series lead.
4 – June 6, 2010: Cup Final Game 5 - ‘Hawks reclaim series lead with first-period explosion and clutch goals galore.
5 – June 8, 2010: Cup Final Game 6 – Kane scores in OT and the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions.