On June 9th, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup since 1961. Today is the 10th anniversary of this milestone.
Whether hockey fans want to admit it or not, the Chicago Blackhawks domination in the early 2010s was a dynasty the hockey world may never see again. The Blackhawks went from the likable team trying to win their first Stanley Cup since 1961 to the team everyone wanted to beat. It all started on this day, 10 years ago.
I personally cannot believe it’s been 10 years since Patrick Kane scored the most important goal in Blackhawks history. All three of their Stanley Cup runs had interesting game-winning moments, but this one has to be the most important.
‘Two goals in 17 seconds’ was insane, while Corey Crawford‘s Game 6 shutout in 2015 helped secure a dynasty in the city. Still, it’s hard to top the first Stanley Cup since 1961, off of the stick of the 21-year-old forward, Patrick Kane.
NBC Sports Chicago has replayed all 16 wins during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs for the Blackhawks, so many fans got to re-live those moments. For those who were too young to see it, they finally got to see how magically that year was.
The goosebumps fans still get when they see Kane shoot that puck just proves how big of a moment that was for the city of Chicago. Those early-2010s teams helped the Blackhawks compete with the Chicago Bears for the most popular team in the city.
So, after 10 years, I would like to still thank Patrick Kane for that great memory and Michael Leighton for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I’m hoping the 2020 Blackhawks can make a run in the playoffs to excite the fans again. So, don’t let us down!