The Chicago Blackhawks Sunday Viewing looks back at the Chicago Blackhawks Highlights From Game #6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final
The Chicago Blackhawks headed home for Game #6 of the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 when they had defeated the Tampa Lightning in Game #5 2-1 to head back to Chicago for a shot to win the Stanley Cup for the third time in 6 seasons.
As a Chicagoan my first thought was not to get too excited because I had witnessed way to many of these type of chances in Chicago sports history, but like the Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls of the 90’s I had a quiet confidence that the Hawks would pull it out on home ice for the first time since 1938.
The game was not a high scoring affair, and to be quite honest the entire first period was a pins and needles type of feeling with pucks whizzing by Corey Crawford and #50 making stop after stop but nothing ended up in the back of the net.
Both the Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks were very good offensive teams during the season and the playoffs, but this game was all about both teams defense, and it was a defenseman that scored the games opening goal late in the 2nd period.
Keith as you all know was the Conn Smythe winner so the fact that he was able to score the opening goal was fitting, and it was a very fundamental play of following your own shot to score which made it that much sweeter.
The game still never felt like a lock in the third period, with the Tampa Bay Lightning testing Crawford time and again with shot after shot, but Crawford was able to stop everything on this special night in Chicago.
Late in the third period,Brandon Saad
who we all really miss a lot, got the puck and flew down the ice and gave it toBrad Richards
who’s no look pass was a perfect one timer toPatrick Kane
who never seems to miss in huge spots and he buried this perfect pass.
The game of course wasn’t over, and it did get a little exciting when Andrew Desjardins took a late penalty, but the Chicago Blackhawks penalty kill was up to the task with the help of Corey Crawford.
Of course DesJardins would hit the post on an empty net and to be honest if felt like the final two minutes was an DesJardins replay. Yet, in the end the Hawks would win the Stanley Cup on home ice and it was a special night!
What a great night! Let’s hope they can have another one like this again next summer!
What was your favorite moment from Game #6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final?