The Chicago Blackhawks third Stanley Cup victory in the past six years provided us with some incredible photos during and after the game. From emotional Stanley Cup hoisting to perfect on-ice moments with family, the 10 best photos from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final will allow you to relive the game all over again.
The Stanley Cup final – and the entire sport of hockey, for that matter – gives birth to spectacular images every single season. The 2014-15 Stanley Cup final was no different, either, and for the third time in six seasons, the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are the focus of some incredible photography. Going through the photos from Chicago’s Game 6 victory, one gets a sense of the game’s biggest moments and the emotion captured is spectacular. And the post-victory celebration, with a number of Blackhawks winning their first career Stanley Cups, had more than its fair share of picture-perfect moments. While it’s not easy to limit the greatest images of Game 6 to a mere 10 of what was thousands of photographs, the best photos tell the story of a game, and series, that was an absolute treat to behold:
Corey Crawford posted a shutout in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final, and no save was bigger than his breakaway stop on Steven Stamkos. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
With the score tied 0-0, Duncan Keith took a pass from Patrick Kane, blasted a shot on net and followed up on his own rebound to give Chicago a 1-0 lead with less than three minutes left in the second period. Keith’s goal stood as the game-winner. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
With the Blackhawks desperately seeking an insurance marker, Patrick Kane scored his first goal of the series off of a slick feed from Brad Richards. After the goal, Kane pointed to Richards in celebration. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Blackhawks bench and scratched players celebrate on the bench before leaping onto the ice to join teammates swarming goaltender Corey Crawford. (Chicago Tribune News Service/Getty Images)
Chicago players throw off their helmets and gloves in celebration, embracing after winning Game 6 to capture the Blackhawks’ third Stanley Cup in six seasons. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews shakes hands with Lightning captain Steven Stamkos in the traditional post-series handshake line. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Kimmo Timonen, who had yet to win a Stanley Cup in his 1,100-plus game NHL career, hoists the trophy for the first time. Timonen was the first player to lift the Cup after captain Jonathan Toews. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
22-year-old Brandon Saad had an outstanding post-season with eight goals and 11 points in 23 games. On a Blackhawks roster that has stayed competitive because of depth talent, Saad’s emergence was a big part of Chicago’s Stanley Cup victory. (Bill Smith/Getty Images)
Marian Hossa hoists the Stanley Cup and shows it off to fans at the United Center. The Blackhawks, an Original Six team, hadn’t won the Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938. However, in 1938 the trophy wasn’t even in the building for fans to see. (Bill Smith/Getty Images)
Duncan Keith, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP, celebrates on ice with his son, Colton.