Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Chicago Blackhawks wins Stanley Cup title
BOSTON — The Chicago Blackhawks are the NHL champions, their players never quit and they always believe that they will win.
When the Blackhawks needed a goal to get them started in Game 6, their leader Toews scored it. When they needed a late goal to keep their hopes alive, he set it up with a perfect centering feed to Bryan Bickell, starting a stretch of two Chicago goals in 17 seconds.
Toews did it all 48 hours after he was injured enough that team officials wouldn't let him play in the third period, even though Toews insisted he could. Quenneville said Toews had his "bell rung" in Game 5, which is hockey speak for suffering concussion-like symptoms.
Toews scored at 4:24 of the second period to tie the score after Chris Kelly had given Boston a 1-0 lead in the first period.
Late in the third period, the Bruins claimed a 2-1 lead on Milan Lucic's goal. Again it was Toews coming to the rescue, setting up Bickell with a perfect feed across the goalmouth. It was Toews' fifth point in the last three games since he was reunited with his favorite linemate Patrick Kane. Toews was plus 5 in those games.
It was as if the Blackhawks ran the table in this abbreviated 48-game season. They launched the regular season with a league-record 24 consecutive games of not losing in regulation. They finished by winning the President's Trophy as the league's No. 1 team.
Full Story here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/06/24/chicago-blackhawks-stanley-cup-champions-defeat-boston-bruins/2454481/