The 2014-2015 NHL season came to an end on Monday night in Chicago and the curtain closed with the Blackhawks winning their third Stanley Cup in six years. The ‘Hawks slapped the runner-up tag on the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 2-0 victory in Game 6, giving themselves a ‘dynasty’ tag in the process.
The Stanley Cup’s arrival to the United Center was delayed due to flooding, but the historic hardware eventually showed up and was handed off to Chicago captain Jonathan Toews.
The second Blackhawk to touch the Cup was Kimmo Timonen, the 40-year old defenseman acquired by Chicago at the trade deadline this season. It marked the first Cup for Timonen, who will be hanging up the skates after an incredible 16-year career. It was a fitting end for a championship-caliber competitor and, boy, did he ever seem to relish it.
Congratulations to the Blackhawks on yet another fantastic season. Not surprisingly, their friends nearby are still getting used to all the success…
— #VoteCubs (@Cubs) June 16, 2015
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