Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup

12:09, Jun 25 2013
NHL Finals Game 1
The Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their Game 1 win against the Boston Bruins.
NHL Finals Game 1
Zdeno Chara of the Bruins battles for position with Andrew Shaw of the Blackhawks.
NHL Finals Game 1
Andrew Shaw celebrates his game winning goal in trip overtime.
NHL Finals Game 1
The Blackhawks celebrate after Andrew Shaw's game winner.
NHL Finals Game 1
Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks checks Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins.
NHL Finals Game 1
David Krejci and Nathan Horton of the Bruins celebrate after Milan Lucic scored a goal in the second period.
NHL Finals Game 2
Andrew Ference #21 of the Boston Bruins falls to the ice against Michael Frolik #67 of the Chicago Blackhawks during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals.
NHL Finals Game 2
Goalie Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the Boston Bruins in Game 2.
NHL Finals Game 2
Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks falls over Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins in Game 2.
NHL Finals Game 2
Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins skates after the puck ahead of Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2.
NHL Finals Game 2
The Boston Bruins celebrate after Daniel Paille scores the game winning goal in overtime to beat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2.
NHL Finals, Game 3
Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins checks Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks to the ice late in the game as Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins looks on.
NHL Finals, Game 3
Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks punches Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins late in the third period of Game 3.
NHL Finals, Game 3
Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks tends goal as Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins skates in during the third period of Game 3.
NHL Finals, Game 3
A massive brawl breaks out on the ice in the third period of Game 3, won by the Boston Bruins.
NHL Finals, Game 3
Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks tries a shot on goal against Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins.
Brent Seabrook
Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook celebrates his overtime game-winning goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Tukka Rask
Bruins netminder Tukka Rask gets beaten for a goal in the second period of Game 4.
Tukka Rask
Boston goaltender Tukka Rask bats away a bouncing puck during Game 4.
Rich Peverley and Michal Handzus
Boston's Rich Peverley is levelled by Michal Handzus of the Blackhawks.
Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks
The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks scuffle in the second period.
Johnny Boychuk
Boston's Johnny Boychuk sneaks a goal past Chicago's Corey Crawford.
Stanley Cup 2013 gallery
Chicago Blackhawks' Dave Bolland (left) celebrates the Stanley Cup-winning goal with teammate Marcus Kruger.
Stanley Cup 2013 gallery
The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after winning the Stanley Cup.
Stanley Cup 2013 gallery
Jonathan Toews (left) scores for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6.
Stanley Cup 2013 gallery
Milan Lucic celebrates after scoring for the Boston Bruins in Game 6.
Stanley Cup finals 2013
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (right) and teammate Johnny Oduya celebrate their team's Stanley Cup triumph.

The Chicago Blackhawks stunned the Boston Bruins with a pair of late goals in a series-clinching 3-2 victory for their second National Hockey League (NHL) title in four seasons.

Trailing by a goal with 76 seconds remaining, Chicago scored twice in a dramatic 17-second span to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-2 for the franchise's fifth overall title.

Boston, chasing a second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons, looked to be on their way to a seventh and deciding game when they led 2-1 before the visitors struck twice.

Bryan Bickell tied the game with moments before Dave Bolland sealed the Cup for Chicago in front of a stunned Boston crowd.

Boston had snatched the early lead when Chris Kelly scored the only goal of the opening period but the Blackhawks dominated the rest of the first Stanley Cup final between Original Six teams since 1979.

Jonathan Toews, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy for the most valuable player when Chicago last won the Stanley Cup in 2010, tied the game with a goal in the second period.

Boston regained the lead briefly in the final period when Milan Lucic scored but the celebrations were cut short by Chicago's stunning rally.  

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