Moment 8: Patrick Kane seals Stanley Cup win in 2010
The Chicago Blackhawks were in the Stanley Cup Final were the first time since 1992. The Blackhawks had just played the best game they have ever played, per Coach Quenneville, in a 7-4 victory in Game 5. (I was there.)
This Game 6 went back and forth, with the Blackhawks striking first and the Flyers responding. Byfuglien scored first, with the Flyers responding with goals from Daniel Briere and Scott Hartnell. Patrick Sharp and Andrew Ladd would respond with two goals to take a 3-2 lead. Scott Hartnell would tie the game with four minutes left to play.
The stage was set for Kane to win the Blackhawks the Stanley Cup in dramatic fashion.
This was the first Stanley Cup for the Blackhawks since 1961. Kane scored and only his teammates knew that he scored. Kane would score on former Blackhawks goalie Michael Leighton. This would start the Blackhawks’ reign during the salary cap era. This goal was crucial for the Blackhawks as the tide in the game was starting to turn in the Flyers’ favor.