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Blackhawks Win Cup, Philly Falls Short Again
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It took overtime and instant replay, but Patrick Kane’s goal gave the Chicago Blackhawks their first Stanley Cup championship in 49 years — snapping the NHL’s longest streak.  Chicago’s triumph came in Philadelphia, where Philly’s four major sports teams have not won a legitimate title since 1983 — nearly 10,000 days.

While Kane got the Cup-winning goal, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews took home the Conn Smythe as the MVP of the playoffs.  The pair could easily be the best duo in the NHL, having won as many Cups as Pittsburgh’s overrated Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and more than Washington’s Ovechkin and Semin.  Kane’s goal has to be a thousand times more impressive than Crosby’s goal in this winter’s exhibition tournament in Vancouver.

Chicago’s victory brought former Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick to tears on live television.

With the Blackhawks winning, three teams share the dubious distinction of the NHL’s longest championship drought.  The Toronto Maple Leafs last won it all in 1967.  The St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings both came into existence in the NHL’s first expansion the next season and neither has ever won a title.

 
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