The team that the Red Wings had on the brink of elimination in the second round of the playoffs has captured their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Chicago Blackhawks scored twice in a span of 17 seconds with under 90 seconds to play last night to stun the Bruins 3-2 to win the title in Game Six in Boston. The Blackhawks last lifted the Cup in 2010. Detroit was up 3-games-to-1 over Chicago in the Western Conference semi-finals before the Blackhawks rallied to win the series with a Game Seven overtime victory. Chicago winger Patrick Kane was named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the player judged to be most valuable to his team in the postseason.
The Blackhawks set an NHL record this year with a 24-game unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Chicago is the first team with the best record to win the Stanley Cup since the Red Wings in 2008.