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Blackhawks: The story of the Stanley Cup Final’s missing puck

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

In 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup since 1961 off of a shot from Patrick Kane. Still, no one truly knows where that puck ended up.

On June 9th, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup since 1961. Who scored the winning goal? Patrick Kane. Who has the puck from the most infamous goal in Blackhawks’ history? No one?

Alright, let’s get give back story on the topic. There are a few suspects to name. The most famous being Chris Pronger. Pronger was known to “steal” or “take” pucks after playoff games. It was assumed that he had the puck, he just wasn’t telling the truth when he denied it.

Pronger does have the puck from Game 2, a game where the Blackhawks took the 2-0 lead on Pronger’s Flyers. Here’s what he had to say during an interview with Sportsnet:

"“I do not have Game 6. For all of you on Twitter and Instagram and all the rest of that, I do not have Game 6,” Pronger said. “I was on the bench. I don’t know what happened to it, but I still have Game 2.”"

Should people believe him though? If Pronger says he didn’t do it, that doesn’t make it true. He could easily have the puck from Game 6 and sell it years down the line. Still, the puck has never been sold to the knowledge of the public. All we have are rumors with little to no proof.

This story is similar to the 2017 heist of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl 51 jersey. Luckily for the Patriots and Brady, his jersey was found. Almost 10 years later and Kane hasn’t been reunited with that puck.

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