Down by one goal with just over a minute remaining, the Chicago Blackhawks scored two goals in a 17-second span to stun the Bruins last night in Boston and win the Stanley Cup.
The Blackhawks led the series 3-2, and with Boston ahead by a goal, the series looked all but certain to head back to Chicago for Game 7. Then the Blackhawks pulled goalie Corey Crawford and quickly scored the equalizer with 1:16 remaining. With the game tied and the clock winding down, it then seemed all but certain the teams would play yet another overtime game, the fourth in the series.
Seconds later though, the Blackhawks struck again, going up 3-2 with less than a minute remaining, and clinching their second title in four years.
It's an especially tough loss for the Bruins, who pulled their own miracle comeback to escape the first round by scoring two goals in the closing minutes of an elimination game against Toronto. Bruins fans, who had hoped to see a storybook finish to a season marked by tragedy, will have to wait until next year to see if their team can win another Stanley Cup of their own.
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