Top Moments of the 2010 Playoffs

On June 9, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pa. the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup in 49 years.

April 24, 2010 Game 5

When the play offs started in April, they were up against their divisional foes, the seventh seed, Nashville Predators.

On April 24th, the two teams faced off with hopes to win game five and take a three game to two lead.

What happened in this game became arguably the best moment of the play offs for Chicago (minus the Cup winning game).

The Hawks were down 4-3 with about a minute left. Marian Hossa took a five minute boarding penalty, which left the Hawks short handed and in a desperate situation.

With 30 seconds left the Hawks got the puck out and pulled the goalie to even the field at five players apiece.

What happened next will forever be remember by Hawks fans.

13.6 seconds left, Patrick Kane scored a short-handed goal to tie the game.

April 24, 2010 Game 5 Overtime

In overtime the Hawks killed off the remaining penalty time, and a few seconds later, Marian Hossa scored the game winning goal to take a 3-2 series lead.

The Hawks won game six, which finished the series and moved on to round two, but things could have been a lot different had the Hawks not won the all-important game five.

May 7, 2010 Game 4

Round two feature some very familiar foes, the Vancouver Canucks.  During game four Captain Jonathan Toews scored his first career play off hat trick, all power play goals.  He added two assists to end the game with five points.  This was the second game in a row a Hawks player netted a hat trick.

May 23, 2010 Game 4

In the conference finals the Hawks were up against the number one seed, San Jose Sharks.  The Hawks entered game four with a 3-0 series lead. The Hawks defeated the Sharks and swept them in four games.  In game four, Duncan Keith lost seven teeth after the puck hit him in the face.  This victory ensured them a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.

June 7, 2012 Game 5

With the series tied at two games apiece, the Hawks and Flyers squared off in game five.  The Hawks came out and played a huge game and scored three goals in the opening period.  The victory that night was win number three, the Hawks just needed one more to win it all.  Chicago fans knew it was coming after this game.

June 9, 2010 Game 6

This game would end up going into overtime and the rest as they say…is history.

Patrick Kane forever ingrained himself as the hero in Chicago and had probably the most unique finishes to a series.

June 11, 2010 Parade

Over two million people lined the streets of downtown Chicago to celebrate the Hawk winning the Cup

October 9, 2010 Home Opener

The following season at the home opener at the United Center, against rivals Detroit Red Wings, the Hawks players skated their Championship banner and Stanley Cup onto the ice, a historical moment in Chicago.  A great video to celebrate a unforgettable season. This video sums up the entire season and play off run.


About Stefanie

I am currently a journalism major at Loyola University Chicago and blogging for my writing for the web class. I love hockey and want to be a sports journalist.

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