Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

Blackhawks beat Flyers, end 49-year title drought with OT goal
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 9, 2010 10:36 PM CDT
Updated Jun 10, 2010 5:45 AM CDT
Blackhawks win Stanley Cup
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane celebrates after scoring in overtime to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last night, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime in Game 6 for their first championship since 1961. Patrick Kane scored the winning goal about 4:10 into overtime, and no one but the Blackhawks appeared to realize what was going on for a few frozen moments. The goal light never went on, but that didn't stop most of the Blackhawks from storming the ice and mobbing each other in celebration.

The Blackhawks completed their revival from the bottom of the NHL on the strength of rising stars Kane and Jonathan Toews, the playoff MVP. Annti Niemi was solid in goal to help the Blackhawks wrap up their most successful season since Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita led the way 49 years ago. It had been the longest active championship drought in the NHL. (Read more Chicago Blackhawks stories.)

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