Blackhawks turnaround shatters record

Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Blackhawks 3, Bruins 2 (Blackhawks win series 4-2)

* Trailing 2-1 with under 90 seconds to play, Blackhawks scored 2 goals in 17 seconds (Bryan Bickell, Dave Bolland) with the go-ahead score coming with 59 seconds remaining

* Blackhawks: 5th Stanley Cup title (last came in 2010)

* Blackhawks: 1st Presidents' Trophy winner to win Stanley Cup since Red Wings in 2008

* Blackhawks: like 2010, win Stanley Cup in 6 games with clincher on the road

* Blackhawks: 5th Stanley Cup winner in last 6 seasons to clinch on road

* Jonathan Toews (CHI): goal, assist; 2nd straight multi-point game

* Patrick Kane (CHI): wins Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) ... 4th American-born player to win it (3rd straight)

* Bruins: lose 3 straight after taking 2-1 lead in the series

* Milan Lucic (BOS): gave Bruins 2-1 lead with 7:49 remaining in third period (his 4th goal of series .. T-most in series with teammate Patrice Bergeron)

FROM ELIAS: The Blackhawks tied Game 6 and went ahead with the Cup-clinching goal in a span of 17 seconds. That turnaround shatters the previous record for shortest span between game-tying and Cup-clinching goals since the NHL took possession of the Stanley Cup in 1927.

Of the 4 quickest such spans, the Bruins have one of them and have been on the receiving end of it twice.

Shortest Span Between Game-Tying and Cup-Clinching Goal

Since NHL Took Control of Stanley Cup in 1927


2013 Blackhawks 0:17 Bruins

1941 Bruins 1:01 Red Wings

1942 Maple Leafs 2:01 Red Wings

1978 Canadiens 2:19 Bruins

Latest Cup-Clinching Goal in Regulation

Since NHL Formed in 1917

Time of Goal

2013 Dave Bolland CHI 19:01 (3rd)

1929Bill Carson BOS 18:02 (3rd)

1932Ace Bailey TOR 15:07 (3rd)

1947Ted Kennedy TOR 14:39 (3rd)

1976Guy Lafleur MTL 14:18 (3rd)

>>Time is minutes into the period (Bolland’s goal came with 59 seconds remaining)

•FROM ELIAS: The Blackhawks are the first NHL team to ever win a Stanley Cup Final game in regulation time after trailing in the final two minutes of the third period.

In fact, there was only one other Stanley Cup Final game decided in regulation time in which the winning team trailed in the last five minutes of the third period. That was Game 1 of the 1992 Final between the Penguins and Blackhawks, with Pittsburgh prevailing 5–4 thanks to a tying goal by Jaromir Jagr with 4:55 remaining in the third period and a game-winning tally by Mario Lemieux with 13 seconds left in regulation time.

Road is Where the Cup Is

Last 6 Stanley Cup Champions

Won Cup

2013 Blackhawks Road

2012 Kings Home

2011 Bruins Road

2010 Blackhawks Road

2009 Penguins Road

2008 Red Wings Road

The Blackhawks run to the title was eerily similar to the Heat’s.

Both had their league's best regular-season record.

Both had their league's 2nd-best all-time points/win streak.

Both faced elimination 3 times in the playoffs.

Both had furious comebacks in Game 6 of the championship series.

Both have won 2 titles since 2010.

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Champions Crowned Within Week

Blackhawks Heat

Postseason record 16-7 16-7

Elimination games 3 3

Best reg. season record? Yes Yes

Pts/Win streak 30<< 27

All-time streak rank 2nd 2nd

Titles since 2010 2 2

>>Overlapped 2 seasons

•FROM ELIAS: The Blackhawks won all four of their series in the 2013 playoffs in the first game in which they had a chance to eliminate their opponent. They’re the first NHL team since the 2002 Red Wings to go 4–0 in potential clinchers in one playoff year.

•FROM ELIAS: Corey Crawford posted a 16–7 record and a 1.84 goals-against average in 23 games in the 2013 playoffs. Crawford is the first goaltender in Blackhawks history to finish with a goals-against average below 2.00 in a playoff year in which he appeared in at least ten games. The previous low was Glenn Hall’s 2.10 GAA in 12 games when Chicago won the Stanley Cup in 1961.

NEXT LEVEL: The Blackhawks scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in Game 6 on shots taken from directly in front of the net. The Blackhawks scored 9 of their 12 goals from in front or the slot the last 3 games of the series after scoring once from those areas the first 3 games.

Blackhawks Shooting From In Front/Slot

Stanley Cup Final

Games 1-3 Games 4-6

Goals 1 9

Pct of SOG 19% 29%