Chicago Blackhawks claim third Stanley Cup in six years


The Chicago Blackhawks are the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup Champions. Winning for the third time in the last six years and for the first time in Chicago since 1938, the Blackhawks defeated the Lightning 2-0 in Game 6. Duncan Keith who took home the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP, scored the game winning goal and Patrick Kane put the game away with 5:14 left in regulation burying a beautiful feed from Brad Richards. After falling down 2-1 in the series, the Blackhawks won three straight to close out the series. The up and down Corey Crawford backstopped the Blackhawks to their second Cup in three years and Crawford rose to the occasion at the right time, posting a .975 save percentage over the final three games of the series. Keith with 21 points in playoffs became just the 11th defenseman to post 20 points in a post-season. The others whoRead More »

Kings hoist the Cup on home ice after impressive 16-4 playoff run


The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the Cup Finals, capturing their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Hoisting the Stanley Cup on home ice, the Kings went 16-4 in the playoffs, losing just once on the road, defeating the top-3 seeds in the Western Conference, followed by taking a 3-0 series lead against New Jersey, before finishing off the Devils in six games on home ice. Jonathan Quick took home the Conn Smythe Trophy, going 16-4 with a 1.41 goals against average and .946 save percentage. Quick put together one of the most dominant playoff runs for a goaltender in recent memory. Former Penguin Rob Scuderi captured his second Stanley Cup in four years and few would have thought when Scuderi signed a four year – $13.6 million contract back in July 2009, that he would win another Stanley Cup before the PenguinsRead More »