Before he handed the Stanley Cup to Jonathan Toews for the third time in six season, Commissioner Gary Bettman referred tot he Blackhawks as a dynasty.
And they are.
It took six hard games to defeat a tough Tampa Bay Lightning team that, in many ways, mirrors these Blackhawks. But at the end of the series, experience and pedigree won the day and Chicago was once again handed the hardware – this time, for the first time in 77 years, on home ice.
Duncan Keith scored the game’s first goal, which would be the game-winner as Corey Crawford shut out the Lightning. Crawford stopped all 25 shots he faced in winning his second Cup as the Blackhawks starting goaltender.
Patrick Kane, who had struggled to break through offensively in the Cup Final against Tampa, fittingly scored the insurance goal.