The Chicago Blackhawks are your 2013 Stanley Cup champions

Waking up this morning after watching the Chicago Blackhawks score two goals in 17 seconds to defeat the Boston Bruins and win their second Stanley Cup in four season felt exactly like waking up as a kid on Christmas morning.

My mind is still buzzing with excitement. I hardly remember the last minute of yesterday’s game because most of it was spent screaming, shouting and hugging every friend I watched the game with.

I was so busy celebrating Bryan Bickell’s game-tying goal, I had no idea what was going on when Dave Bolland scored the game-winner. It was pure, joyous chaos.

I have video to prove it.

Every sports fan dreams of seeing his or her favorite team win a championship, but this one feels a little more special.

After the ‘Hawks started the season 21-0-3 – breaking the NHL record for most consecutive games with a point – there was no doubt in my mind this team was a serious contender for the Cup.

Instead of mellowing out after their historic beginning, the ‘Hawks continued their dominance, winning the President’s Trophy and posting a 36-7-5 record with an unbelievable plus-53 goal differential. Perfectly balanced on offense and defense, this team was on a mission, and it would take a perfect series to eliminate the ‘Hawks.

Blackhawks SC Champs 2013

Chicago faced an elimination scare from the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the playoffs. The Wings, fresh off scraping through the playoffs and beating Anaheim in seven games, were playing near-perfect hockey against the ‘Hawks and jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the series.

Chicago rallied back, and stole away the series in seven games on an overtime goal by Brent Seabrook. A 4-1 series victory over the Los Angeles Kings and an amazing Stanley Cup series finished off the exciting playoff run. I still haven’t wrapped my head around the whole thing just yet, but I have a whole week to do so, and what a hell of a week it’s going to be.

The championship parade will most likely be Friday, and there couldn’t be any better way to end this already fantastic week. Sure, there will be the inevitable offseason trades and releases, but now is not the time to think or worry about that.

But if you are a little down, here’s a video of Blackhawks’ captain, Jonathan Toews, moonwalking on the ice, which we can all agree is pretty awesome.



About Tyler Juranovich

Tyler Juranovich is an Indiana native, a Ball State student, and a senior writer for MSF, where he's been writing about Chicago sports since 2009. His favorite teams are the Chicago Blackhawks and Bears. He's also a lover of reading, music, and movies. Follow him on Twitter (@tylerjuranovich) or email him at tyler.juranovich@gmail.com

Comments

  1. Ridiculous quest there. What occurred after? Good
    luck!

  2. Hello all, here every one is sharing such know-how,
    so it’s nice to read this blog, and I used to pay a visit this website every day.

  3. I could not stay away from commenting. Exceptionally well
    written!

  4. I really like looking through an article that will make men and women think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

  5. OuCk3Q Thorn of Girl Great details is usually located on this net website.

  6. I’ve learn some just right stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    I surprise how so much attempt you place to create
    this kind of fantastic informative website.

  7. “Really informative article. Really Great.”

  8. I’m really impressed along with your writing
    skills and also with the structure for your weblog.
    Is that this a paid subject or did you customize it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to
    peer a great weblog like this one nowadays..

  9. Howdy! I understand this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask.
    Does running a well-established website like yours require a large amount of work?
    I’m completely new to writing a blog however
    I do write in my diary every day. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and thoughts
    online. Please let me know if you have any kind of
    ideas or tips for new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!

  10. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you are
    generally a great author. I am going to always bookmark your blog site
    and may often revisit in the future. I would like to encourage
    someone to continue your great job, possess a nice morning!

  11. Hi my family member! I want to say that this post is awesome, nice written and come with almost all significant infos.
    I’d like to see more posts like this .

  12. Hello There. I discovered your weblog the usage of msn. That is an extremely smartly written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more
    of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

  13. This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a
    reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved
    to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more
    than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  14. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Thanks

  15. I am not certain the place you’re getting your info,
    but great topic. I must spend some time learning much more or
    understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I used to be looking for this info for my mission.

  16. Im grateful for the post. Keep writing.

  17. It’s truly very complex in this full of activity life to listen news on Television, so I just use world wide web for that
    reason, and get the latest information.

  18. It’s in reality a nice and useful piece of information. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us.
    Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for
    sharing.

  19. I think that what you said was very logical. However,
    think about this, what if you typed a catchier post title?
    I am not saying your information is not solid, but what if you
    added a post title to maybe grab folk’s attention? I mean The Chicago Blackhawks are your 2013 Stanley Cup champions is a little vanilla.
    You might look at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create post headlines to grab viewers interested.
    You might try adding a video or a picture or two to grab people interested about what
    you’ve written. In my opinion, it would bring your website a little bit more interesting.

  20. Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
    I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to
    new posts.

  21. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to grasp so much approximately
    this, like you wrote the guide in it or something.
    I feel that you could do with a few p.c. to power
    the message house a little bit, however other than that, that is great blog.
    A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  22. Hello, after reading this awesome piece of writing
    i am as well cheerful to share my experience here with mates.

  23. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but
    I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand.

    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am
    looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang
    of it!

  24. Hello, I enjoy reading through your post. I like to write a little comment to support you.

  25. Hi mates, how is the whole thing, and what you wish for
    to say regarding this article, in my view its really amazing designed for me.

  26. I was recommended this website by my cousin. I’m no longer certain whether this publish is written by way of
    him as nobody else recognise such detailed about my difficulty.
    You’re amazing! Thank you!

  27. This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I have found something that helped me. Thanks!

  28. I go to see everyday a few websites and blogs to read articles,
    but this weblog offers feature based content.

  29. Keep on working, great job!

  30. I was more than happy to uncover this site. I wanted to thank you
    for your time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely really liked every
    part of it and I have you saved to fav to check out new information on your website.

  31. Admiring the time and energy you put into your website and detailed information you provide.

    It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Wonderful read!
    I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  32. I am not certain the place you’re getting your info, however good topic.
    I must spend a while learning much more or figuring out more.
    Thanks for great info I was searching for this information for my mission.

  33. Very good info. Lucky me I ran across your website by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve saved it for later!

  34. I’m excited to discover this great site. I need to
    to thank you for your time due to this wonderful read!!
    I definitely savored every part of it and I have you saved to fav to
    check out new information in your site.

  35. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging
    on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always
    helpful to read through content from other authors and use a little something from other sites.

  36. Hi my loved one! I wish to say that this post is awesome, great written and come with
    approximately all significant infos. I’d like to see more posts like this .

  37. bookmarked!!, I really like your site!

  38. I every time spent my half an hour to read this website’s content everyday
    along with a cup of coffee.

  39. “Your way of explaining everything in this article is truly pleasant, all can effortlessly know it, Thanks a lot.”

  40. I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts in this kind of area .
    Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this web site.
    Reading this information So i’m happy to show that I’ve a very just right uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed.
    I most for sure will make certain to don?t fail to remember
    this site and give it a look on a relentless basis.

  41. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site,
    how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable
    deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear
    concept

  42. 3px2dr Very interesting details you have noted, thanks for posting.

  43. When I initially left a comment I seem to have
    clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are
    added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I recieve
    four emails with the exact same comment. Is there
    a way you can remove me from that service? Cheers!

  44. Hey there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site
    with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m
    bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!

    Wonderful blog and amazing design.

  45. I got this web page from my buddy who told me about this web site
    and at the moment this time I am visiting this site and reading very informative posts
    here.

  46. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before
    but after browsing through some of the post I realized
    it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and
    I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  47. I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him
    as no one else know such detailed about my trouble. You are incredible!
    Thanks!

  48. Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my
    iPad and tested to see if it can survive a 25 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation.
    My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is
    entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  49. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful
    information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly return.

  50. What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of
    precious experience on the topic of unexpected feelings.

  51. Hey There. I discovered your blog the usage of msn. That is a really
    well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your useful info.

    Thank you for the post. I’ll definitely comeback.

  52. Hi to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of this web site;
    this weblog carries awesome and truly fine material designed for readers.

  53. This paragraph is genuinely a good one it assists new web users, who are wishing
    in favor of blogging.

  54. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems
    of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a
    lot of unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it
    up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any ways to help protect against content from being ripped off?
    I’d truly appreciate it.

  55. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your
    weblog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts.

    After all I’ll be subscribing in your rss feed and I am hoping you write again soon!

  56. I do not even know how I ended up right here, however I assumed this submit
    was once good. I do not understand who you are but certainly you are going to a well-known blogger in the event
    you aren’t already. Cheers!

  57. “Wow! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!”

  58. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed
    reading it, you happen to be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back
    very soon. I want to encourage yourself to continue your
    great work, have a nice afternoon!

  59. I seriously love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme.

    Did you create this site yourself? Please
    reply back as I’m wanting to create my own personal website and want to know where
    you got this from or what the theme is called.

    Cheers!

  60. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I
    find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back
    and aid others like you helped me.

  61. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more
    than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything.
    Nevertheless think about if you added some great graphics or
    videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and video clips, this site could definitely
    be one of the greatest in its niche. Awesome
    blog!

  62. I just like the helpful information you supply to your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.
    I’m relatively certain I will be told a lot of new stuff
    proper here! Good luck for the next!

  63. Outstanding quest there. What occurred after?
    Thanks!

  64. Hello everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this website, and piece of writing is genuinely fruitful in support of me, keep up posting these articles or reviews.

  65. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your
    blog on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the
    knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to
    take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, fantastic blog!

  66. Its such as you read my thoughts! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the guide in it or something.
    I feel that you could do with a few p.c. to force the message
    home a bit, but instead of that, this is great blog.
    A great read. I will certainly be back.

  67. I have been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting
    article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me.
    Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet
    will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  68. Hi! I know this is kind of off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does building a well-established website such as
    yours take a lot of work? I’m completely new to writing a blog but I do write
    in my diary every day. I’d like to start a blog so I can share
    my own experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for
    brand new aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

  69. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no
    one else know such detailed about my problem. You’re amazing!

    Thanks!

  70. I was able to find good info from your blog articles.

  71. hey there and thank you for your info – I have definitely picked up anything new from right here.
    I did however expertise several technical issues using this website, as I experienced to reload the site lots of times previous
    to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting
    is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes
    affect your placement in google and can damage your quality score if advertising and
    marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and
    could look out for a lot more of your respective interesting content.

    Make sure you update this again soon.

  72. I simply couldn’t leave your site before suggesting
    that I actually enjoyed the standard information an individual supply for your visitors?

    Is gonna be again steadily to check out new posts

  73. You actually make it appear really easy along with your presentation however
    I find this matter to be really something which I believe I’d never understand.
    It sort of feels too complex and extremely huge for me. I am taking a look forward to your next
    publish, I will try to get the cling of it!

  74. Hi there to every single one, it’s genuinely a pleasant for me to pay
    a quick visit this web page, it contains precious Information.

  75. This is a topic which is close to my heart… Cheers!
    Where are your contact details though?

  76. Wonderful post! We will be linking to this great content on our site.
    Keep up the good writing.

  77. This post is in fact a fastidious one it helps new
    web visitors, who are wishing in favor of blogging.

  78. Hi! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m
    having difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot!

  79. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of
    your blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it
    much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you
    hire out a designer to create your theme? Great work!

  80. Hey, you used to write fantastic, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings. Past few posts are just a little out of track! come on!

  81. This is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very accurate information… Appreciate your sharing this one.

    A must read article!

  82. This excellent website certainly has all the info I needed about this subject and
    didn’t know who to ask.

  83. Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and tested to see if
    it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so
    she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and
    she has 83 views. I know this is totally
    off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  84. Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff
    previous to and you’re just too wonderful. I really like what you have acquired here, really like
    what you are saying and the way in which you say it.
    You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart.
    I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is actually a tremendous web site.

  85. It’s difficult to find knowledgeable people on this topic, however, you sound
    like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  86. I don’t even understand how I stopped up here, however I assumed this put up was once great.
    I don’t recognize who you’re however certainly you are going to a well-known blogger in the event you are not
    already. Cheers!

  87. Hello, I check your new stuff regularly. Your story-telling style
    is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

  88. hello there and thanks on your information – I have definitely picked up something new from proper here. I did on the other hand expertise several technical points the use of this web site, since I experienced to reload the site lots of times prior to I could get it to load properly. I had been puzzling over in case your web host is OK? Not that I am complaining, however slow loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality ranking if advertising with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a lot extra of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this once more soon..

  89. I believe that is among the so much significant information for me. And i’m satisfied reading your article. But want to commentary on few general issues, The web site style is great, the articles is actually excellent : D. Good process, cheers

  90. I simply want to say I am new to blogs and seriously enjoyed this website. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You certainly come with superb posts. Thanks a bunch for revealing your web site.

  91. Aw, this was a seriously nice post. In thought I would like to put in writing like this in addition – taking time and actual effort to create a really very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and by no indicates seem to obtain some thing carried out.

  92. very nice publish, i certainly love this web site, keep on it

  93. This is the perfect web site for anyone who wishes to find out about this topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need laugh out loud). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic which has been written about for ages. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

  94. Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot!

  95. You are definitely right, I would really like to learn more info on this subject! I am as well curious about facetime free app since I feel it is really very unique presently. Great!

  96. I just want to mention I’m beginner to weblog and definitely liked you’re web page. Likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You amazingly come with fantastic posts. Thanks a lot for sharing with us your website.

  97. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my site so i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to improve my site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

  98. If your dead against emulation then it seriously is worth picking up a pre owned ps2

  99. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this brilliant blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  100. Hello. excellent job. I did not expect this. This is a fantastic story. Thanks!

  101. There may be noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made sure nice points in options also.

  102. Oh my goodness! a fantastic post dude. Thanks a lot Nevertheless I will be experiencing trouble with ur rss . Don’t know why Not able to sign up for it. Is there everyone acquiring identical rss issue? Anybody who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  103. I like what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve incorporated you guys
    to my blogroll.

  104. Ha, here from bing, this is what i was searching for.

  105. This i like. Thanks!

  106. Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time selecting to go with WordPress.

  107. Wow, incredible weblog layout! How long have you ever been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The full look of your website is fantastic, let alone the content!

  108. Well, this Thursday I read through a couple of your posts. I must say this is one of your better ones. .

  109. Good, this is what I was browsing for in yahoo

Trackbacks

  1. Title

    […]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[…]

Speak Your Mind