For the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s certainly been a season to remember, regardless of the outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals Game 6. As the Blackhawks are on the cusp of their second Stanley Cup in four seasons, we’re going to take a look back at how they got here.
The Blackhawks started the lockout-shortened NHL regular season with a record of 24 straight games without a loss to start the season. A blistering hot start to the season led to a Central Division Championship and a league best 77 points had them as the top seed going into the playoffs.
They made quick work of the Minnesota Wild in the first round winning in 5 games. The second round of the playoffs was a different story as the Blackhawks were forced to overcome a 3-1 deficit in their series vs. the Detroit Red Wing and take it to a thrilling game 7 that Chicago took in overtime. The next round the Blackhawks got back on track by beating the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in 5 games. So the next stop was the Stanley Cup Finals where Chicago would face the Boston Bruins.
In Game 1 the Blackhawks overcame a 3-1 third period deficit to win 4-3 in triples overtime. The Bruins returned the favor with an overtime win in Game 2 to tie the series at 1-1 going into Game 3. The Bruins completely shut out the Blackhawks in Game 3 to go up 2-1 in the series. This lead to another thrilling overtime finish in Game 4 where Brent Seabrook scored a game winning goal and a 6-5 victory to even the series at 2 games a piece. Chicago took the series lead in game 5 thanks to 2 goals from Patrick Kane. The Blackhawks can close out the series tonight with a Game 6 win in Boston.
Friendly Ford is really hoping the Blackhawks can pull it out tonight, or at least in game 7. We couldn’t be more proud of the fight and resilience this team has showed time and time again this year!