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Last night, the Chicago Blackhawks completed one of the most stunning and epic comebacks to defeat the Boston Bruins, 3-2, and win the 2013 Stanley Cup. Down one goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation, the Blackhawks scored not once but twice within a span of 17 seconds. The go ahead goal, scored by Dave Bolland, sealed their victory and the Bruins’ defeat. It’s reminiscent of the San Antonio Spurs’ collapse in Game 6. However, unlike the Spurs having the opportunity to survive only to die another day, the Bruins’ demoralizing loss ended their season on their ice, in front of their fans. Man, am I loving this!
The only way this story could be better, is if I personally witnessed the insane finish live. But, thank God for video! Here are the highlights.
I barely watched any of the Cup, but I know true hockey fans were treated to a classic Final. After missing more than half of the season due to the lockout, the league and its players rewarded fans with top notch competitiveness to close out the season. Congrats to the Blackhawks for winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years. Also, a major congrats to Patrick Kane for winning the Conn Smythe award. He scored a crazy total of 19 goals in the playoffs. And finally, congrats to all the fans who love to relish in Boston failure. The dramatic way they loss sucks and I couldn’t be happier!