The Chicago Blackhawks are the champions of NHL once again. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith's goal in the second period was enough to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final last night in Chicago. Some are calling the team a dynasty since the Hawks are bringing home the Cup for a third time in six seasons.
Corey Crawford made 25 saves for the shutout. The 'Hawks captured their sixth Cup overall but first on home ice since 1938. Ben Bishop denied 30 of the 32 shots he faced for the Bolts, who were seeking their second Cup in franchise history. Tampa's lone title was in 2004.
Keith was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He is the ninth defenseman ever to win the award and first since Anaheim's Scott Niedermayer in 2007. Keith finished the playoffs with three goals and 18 assists.