Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves in his first win of the season and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Saturday night in a rematch of their first-round playoff series. Jason Pominville had two goals in his 600th career game as Minnesota earned its third consecutive win. Zach Parise, Kyle Brodziak and Justin Fontaine also scored for the Wild, and Ryan Suter and Mikael Granlund had two assists apiece. Bryan Bickell scored for the fourth consecutive game for the Blackhawks, who had recorded at least one point in each of their past seven games. Patrick Kane added his team-best sixth goal in the third period.
The Stanley Cup spent the day in Minnesota Friday, as Eden Prairie native Nick Leddy’s Chicago Blackhawks took the NHL title. And it’s tradition that each each member of the winning team gets 24 hours with the Cup to do whatever they want with it.
Hockey fans in the Twin Cities will have a chance to sneak a peek at the sport’s “Holy Grail” on Thursday and Friday. As is tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team gets to take the famous trophy home for 24 hours, and this is Nick Leddy’s day.
The Stanley Cup is one of the most iconic trophies in professional sports, and it will be in Eden Prairie for at least one day this weekend. Nick Leddy, an Eden Prairie native who plays for Chicago Blackhawks, which recently won the Stanley Cup, is returning to his hometown to show off the trophy on Friday.
Those who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.
A year ago, the Chicago Blackhawks had to answer questions about Patrick Kane’s maturity.
That’s all the time the Chicago Blackhawks needed to rally and win the Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Monday night.
In an almost improbable comeback, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 for their second Stanley Cup title since 2010.
An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Three straight victories to clinch the title. From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league. Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 and the Blackhawks struck quickly to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night for their second NHL championship in four seasons.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was on the ice for the team’s morning skate and said he’ll play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final as the Hawks look to capture their second Stanley Cup in four seasons.
What would a ticket to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final be worth? You might need to remortgage your house if you want to get in to see the Blackhawks play the Bruins at the United Center, should the series go that far.
If the Bruins hope to prevent the Blackhawks from partying on Boston ice, here are their four keys for Game 6.
The hot and muggy conditions in Boston are wreaking havoc on the TD Garden once again, bringing back memories of a few other Stanley Cup Final games that were played in less-than-perfect conditions thanks to the temperature outside.
The Chicago Blackhawks headed for the East Coast, one win between them and the Stanley Cup title. The Boston Bruins, meanwhile, went home knowing they had to win the next game to avoid elimination, not to mention the bitter experience of watching someone else celebrate winning the Stanley Cup on their ice.
Jonathan Toews watched the end of the fifth game of the Stanley Cup Final from the Blackhawks bench, unable to play after a hit to his head.