Stanley Cup Playoffs

How the Blackhawks collapsed after the 2015 Stanley Cup Final

By Ryan Fedrau
Duncan Keith #2, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Duncan Keith #2, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
Duncan Keith #2, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

On June 15th, 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Lightning 2-0 to win their third Stanley Cup in six seasons.

It’s been five years since the Chicago Blackhawks last won a playoff series. After a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Blackhawks had won their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. This game ended up being one of the most special nights in team history, as it was just the second time they clinched a Stanley Cup on home ice.

The game started off tight, as the majority of the games were that series. They all ended up being a one-goal game, besides this one, which was the Corey Crawford, 2-0, shutout. It took until later in the second period for the first goal to be scored. Duncan Keith scored off of his own rebound.

After Keith scored, the Blackhawks stayed on the attack, but Ben Bishop had a ton of answers for the Blackhawks’ skaters. Bishop’s success would be stopped when Brad Richards set Patrick Kane up for a game-clinching goal with five minutes left in the game.

After Kane’s goal, the Lightning were deflated and it seemed like Chicago had all of the momentum.

After 60 minutes of hockey, Crawford had a shutout and Chicago now could celebrate another Stanley Cup. Unknown to fans though, this would be the last time the Blackhawks won a playoff series.

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