The lasting visual -- as it typically is when the Stanley Cup Final comes to an end -- will be of Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews taking the famed trophy from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
For the Boston Bruins, it'll be a series of images, a B-roll of nightmares where a one-goal lead turned into 3-2 defeat in a matter of 17 seconds in the closing moments of Game 6 of the final at TD Garden on Monday night.
"Forever," Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk said. "You are going to remember it forever. You remember winning it, but you remember losing it a little bit more."
It slipped away so quickly. Both bruised teams looked to be headed on a plane bound for Chicago for a Game 7, which would have been Wednesday. Then Toews tossed the puck out front to Bryan Bickell, who slipped it past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
Game tied 2-2 with 1:16 remaining in regulation, just as Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was pulled for an extra attacker.