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Chicago Blackhawks Visit Soldier Field And Bears Finally Win

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Oct 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews hoists the Stanley Cup prior to the NFL game between the Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears finally got their first win of the season with some luck, and the good field goal kicking from Robbie Gould. Could the luck that helped the Bears get their first victory be from an external force? Could the Blackhawks winning ways and Lord Stanley’s Cup be rubbing off on other Chicago Sports teams, so is a Stanley Cup visit good luck for Chicago related teams?

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Let’s look at the Blackhawks Stanley Cup track record this season. The first example of the Blackhawks and Stanley Cup magic was during training camp. The Blackhawks were at Notre Dame for training camp and attended the Notre Dame versus Georgia Tech game, and the Notre Dame Irish defeated Georgia Tech 30-22. The Stanley cup stopped by Wrigley Field this season. In the game in which the Stanley Cup and Blackhawks appeared the Cubs lost, but now the Cubs will make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Joe Maddon Cubs Manager had his Cubs wear Blackhawks jerseys during the Stanley Cup Final.  When Cup visited the Chicago White Sox on June 21, the White Sox won 3-2 over the Texas Rangers.

All of that brings us to today, where the Blackhawks and Stanley Cup were in attendance at Solider Field. The Chicago Bears were taking on the Oakland Raiders. The Bears had yet to win a game this season and Blackhawks as a team are 1-0 at Solider Field. The Blackhawks that were in attendance were Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marcus Kruger, Corey Crawford, Brent Seabrook, Andrew Desjardins, and Andrew Shaw.

It is a good thing that Robbie Gould was handling the kicking duties for the Bears today, because Kane and Shaw tried their legs at field goal kicking before the game. Kane’s field goal attempt was not very good.

We know that Shaw has some soccer skills because we saw head butt a puck into the net against the Anaheim  Ducks in the Western Conference Finals last year. Shaw might be good at heading a puck, but kicking a field goal is not his strong suit. While the caption below reads that Shaw gives the Bears the lead, that was not the case.

During the broadcast the announcers Greg Gumbel and Trent Green made sure to point out that if your shoes goes farther than the ball, it is not a good kick. Kane and Shaw should stick to playing hockey and let Gould handle the field goal kicking.

The Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup appear to have luck pouring out into other Chicago teams. That brings us to another question: Does the Stanley Cup and the Blackhawks have one more piece of magic left in them? The Blackhawks will raise the Banner on October 7th at 7pm at the United Center. It is also the same night the Chicago Cubs will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card game. Could the Stanley Cup and Blackhawks magic continue with other teams?

I guess we will have to wait and see on the 7th.

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