CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks brought the Stanley Cup home Tuesday and proceeded to take it on a pub crawl, with scores of ecstatic fans flocking to taverns and restaurants in hopes of catching a glimpse of their beloved players and the sacred trophy awarded to the NHL champion.
Captain Jonathan Toews, hoisting the 35-pound Stanley Cup, scored Chicago's first goal and assisted on the second.
Center Dave Bolland, celebrating his winner with 0:59 left, said: "It was huge. Seeing the puck ... I knew I had to tap it in."
BOSTON - Two goals. Seventeen seconds apart. A second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Patrick Kane, center, celebrates with Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith after scoring a second-period goal, Kane's second of the night.
Kane, right, makes it 1-0 with this tap-in in the first period. Kane scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for Chicago in 2010.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 29 saves and kept it close while Boston tried to generate scoring opportunities, but Patrick Kane (88) and the Blackhawks were too tough this night.
CHICAGO - It's all so very familiar. Big goals from Patrick Kane. Solid all-around play from Jonathan Toews. A goaltender stepping forward at the right time.
In search of an offensive spark, Chicago put captain Jonathan Toews (19) on the same line as Patrick Kane, and it helped the Blackhawks win Game 4.
Patrick Kane enjoyed a strong Game 4 for the Blackhawks, notching a goal and an assist.
CHICAGO - They keep tinkering, each of them, looking for any advantage they can find.
BOSTON - In the thimble-wide hallway to the dressing room at TD Garden on Tuesday, Michal Handzus rode a stationary bicycle. Though his presence was requested to discuss the state of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins, the Chicago Blackhawks veteran center did not appear after h…
Behind defensemen like Zdeno Chara (33) and Dennis Seidenberg, the Bruins made life difficult for left wing Bryan Bickell and Chicago.
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask of Finland protected the net like his life depended on it, stopping 28 shots in Game 3.
BOSTON - Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when Chicago did make a late charge, the Boston goalie made sure to avoid another exhausting overtime.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith makes a save during the second period of the Coyotes' 2-1 win over visiting Dallas.
GLENDALE - Rob Klinkhammer netted his first NHL goal in his Coyotes debut, and Shane Doan also scored as Phoenix beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday night.
Chicago's Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with Jonathan Toews after scoring against Phoenix goalie Mike Smith.
GLENDALE - Patrick Kane had another big night and the Chicago Blackhawks won again.