Thursday, June 10, 2010

Niemi Said "No!", Kane Said "Yes!"

The Blackhawks closed the deal tonight in Philadelphia as Patrick Kane's shot somehow snuck under Leighton's pads into the net and finally were able to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup as the 2010 NHL Champions.

The playoff run was full of great moments. Toews' shorthanded goal against Nashville followed by Hossa scoring the OT game-winner about 10 seconds after returning to the ice after they killed off the major penalty.

Byfuglien almost single-handedly destroying the Vancouver Canucks and egging on the Vancouver crowd with his Captain Morgan's pose.

Niemi stopping shot after shot and playing over his head for most of the playoff run.

Duncan Keith's lost teeth. 

Toews tying a team record with 29 points in the playoffs and winning the Conn Smythe trophy.  It was a hell of a ride.

I'm thrilled for all the great Blackhawks fans who waited for so long and can finally rejoice.  Congratulations to my friends, Michael, Nancy, Warren, Mike and everyone else who have followed this team through the dark years.  Tonight was a great night that capped a great and fun season.


Aisle 424 said...

Oh, and the Cubs won, Derrek Lee hit his 300th HR, and some other stuff that nobody really cares about.

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