(BOSTON) — With two-minutes to go in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final it looked like we’d be heading back to Chicago for a Game 7, but then the Blackhawks put on a show.
With 1:16 remaining, Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart giving the Blackhawks the lead and the game as Chicago defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2, to win the Stanley Cup title Monday night.
Blackhawks’ captain Jonathan Toews, who due to an injury he suffered in Game 5 wasn’t even sure if he’d play in Game 6, scored Chicago’s first goal and assisted on the tying goal.
“He’s a great player,” Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane said of Toews. “He’s played big in a lot of big games. He won the Conne Smythe (MVP of the playoffs) in our last playoffs (2010 Stanley Cup Finals) and was awesome in that gold medal Olympic game. He made some big plays tonight…A big goal, a big pass to Bicks (Bickell) to tie it up. He’s just a competitor, that’s all you can say about Jonathan Toews is he’s a competitor. He leads the team in the right way and we all just follow.”
Kane played pretty well himself this postseason. He was the recipient of the Conne Smythe Trophy this year, finishing the postseason with nine goals and ten assists, including two game-winning goals.
As for the game, the Bruins started the game energized. They outshot the Hawks 12-6 in the first period, and Tyler Seguin found Chris Kelly for the first goal of the game.
The Hawks countered in the second when Toews scored, but Milan Lucic gave the Bruins the lead back 12:11 into the third, when he made himself big in front of the net and knocked one past Corey Crawford.
The score stayed that way until the Hawks came up with their unbelievable finish.
Chicago has now won two Stanley Cups in the last four seasons. The Blackhawks also become the first team since the 2008 Detroit Red Wings to finish the regular season with the best record and then win the Cup.
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