It’s the lockout side-effect that the Chicago Blackhawks didn’t play the Boston Bruins this season.
The “congratulations” texts probably started loading players’ phones not long after the Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their Western Conference Final series on Saturday night.
Corey Crawford was as jubilant as anyone when Patrick Kane’s shot whizzed over Jonathan Quick’s head.
Patrick Kane was in a scoring slump early in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but that seems like forever ago following his hat trick in the Blackhawks' double-overtime win over the Kings last night.
With only 9.4 seconds left in regulation, the Kings got what they needed. At least, it was what they thought they needed to keep their season alive.