Chicago Blackhawks Are Stanley Cup Champions, Kane Gets Conn Smythe


The Chicago Blackawks, are once again the Stanley Cup Champions. For the second time in four years, captain Jonathan Toews hoisted the cup victorious over his opponent.

The Boston Bruins came out flying and looked like they were ready to take the series back to Chicago for a game seven. Chris Kelly scored the go ahead goal 7 minutes into the first period giving Boston the one goal advantage. Boston kept up the physical game that we always see from the Bruins outhitting the Blackhawks 37-27.

Jonathan Toews scored his third goal of the playoffs about four and a half minutes into the second period to pull Chicago back into the game. All tied at 1, the game went on through the second and into the third when Milan Lucic scored to put Boston back on top.

Chicago would have their time however, with 1:16 left in the game Bryan Bickell accepted a pass from Toews and made no mistake in putting it past Rask to tie the game while Corey Crawford sat on the bench. It took only 17 more seconds for Chicago to seal the game, Dave Bolland smacked home the rebound off of a tipped shot from the point to give Chicago the 3-2 lead with only 58 seconds remaining in regulation.

The Bruins pulled Tuukka Rask, but were never able to get any solid chances late in the game. As time ran down, you could see the looks on the faces of the Bruins players, the frustration on Rasks face. On the other side of the rink, you could see the joy and the anticipation on the faces of the Chicago skaters, and when the buzzer finally sounded marking the end of the NHL season, the Chicago Blackhawks were victorious.

Patrick Kane was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy for most valuable player throughout the playoffs. Kane finished the playoffs with 9 goals and 10 assists in 23 games.

Tags: 2013 Stanely Cup Playoffs Boston Bruins Bryan Bickell Chicago Blackhawks Chirs Kelly Conn Smythe Corey Crawford Dave Bolland Jonathan Toews Milan Lucic Patrick Kane Stanley Cup Champions Tuukka Rask