the chicago blackhawks won the stanley cup last night in philadelphia. it's been 49 years since the hawks won their last stanley cup, so their success it's a pretty big deal around here. especially since the other chicago teams haven't been doing too well in the last years. i didn't get to photograph any of the games of the final, but i covered the blackhawks' fourth and last game against the san jose sharks at the united center in chicago. the hawks won the series in 4 games, and went on to play against philadelphia flyers in the stanley cup final. it's pretty darn sweet to be in there and hear 20,000+ fans sing fratellis' chelsea dagger song after each goal.
bellow is an image that i took during that game.
Blackhawks forward Dustin Byfuglien celebrates with fans along the glass after scoring the go-ahead goal in the third period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. The Hawks won 4-2 and finished off the San Jose Sharks in a sweep to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1992.
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