Blackhawks, Stanley Cup on Tonight Show (Video)

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Without further ado, here’s the video of the Chicago Blackhawks appearance with the Stanley Cup on Jay Leno. Kaner, Tazer, Seabs, Duncs, the Cup- it’s all here.

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Having a Stanley Cup should help you Pick Up

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I know a lot of dudes who use props of some sort when they hit the bars trolling for booty. And although almost all of these props don’t usually accomplish the intended “one goal,” you have to give some of the guys I know a little credit for being creative. Besides Vancouver Goaltender Roberto Loungo has nothing on a girl who goes out on a Friday night with the sole intention of just getting guys to buy drinks for her. Good luck with your “shots” there.

But our good friends at TMZ.com are back with a great story about the flirting prop of all flirting props. Read on to see Kaner’s (KANER!!) hilarious comment

It’s not often a 117-year-old icon hits the club scene — but last night Lord Stanley’s Cup cruised over to Hollywood for a night of mayhem with Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.

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Blackhawks, Stanley Cup coming to Wrigley Tomorrow

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The Stanley Cup is coming to Wrigley Field. “The Cup” will be meet the BP Crosstown Cup as the Chicago Cubs will honor the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in a pregame ceremony when the Cubs play the Chicago White Sox this Sunday, June 13 at 7:05 p.m. CDT.

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Blackhawks Bits: Stanley Cup Champs edition

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Nuggets, tidbits, facts and figures relating to the Chicago Blackhawks cup run. Prior to winning last last night, the Hawks had lost each of their past five Final series, in 1962 (to Toronto), 1965, 1971 and 1973 (to Montreal) and 1992 (to Pittsburgh).

Stanley Cup Wins Since NHL’s Founding in 1917-18

23 – Montreal Canadiens *
13 – Toronto Maple Leafs *
11 – Detroit Red Wings
5 – Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers
4 – Chicago Blackhawks (1934, 1938, 1961, 2010), New York Islanders, New York Rangers
3 – Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils
2 – Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers
1 – Anaheim Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning

* Canadiens and Maple Leafs each won one Stanley Cup prior to the formation of the NHL in 1917
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Cup Clincher highest watched NHL game since the 70s

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2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers on NBC Sports was the most-watched and highest-rated NHL game in 36 years.

Last night’s game – which saw the Blackhawks defeat the Flyers, 4-3, on a goal by Patrick Kane 4:06 into overtime to give Chicago its first Stanley Cup since 1961 and end the NHL’s longest championship drought – was watched by 8.28 million viewers, the most since 1974 (8.29 million viewers, Boston-Philadelphia, Game 3 on NBC), 43 percent higher than last year’s Game 6 (5.8 million viewers) and four percent higher than last year’s Game 7 (8.0 million).
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Celebrating Blackhawks Stanley Cup in Streets of Chicago (Video)

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So this is how the cliche “they’re dancing in the streets”originated. Or perhaps you prefer the even more shopworn “with thousands of your closest friends.”

I told my friends watching the game with me Wednesday night, ever see “Gangs of New York?” Remember when Leo DiCaprio tells Cameron Diaz, the night before the riot: “get ready, this town’s gonna burn.” I had that feeling after Patrick Kane scored a goal that no one realized was a goal, to clinch the Stanley Cup for the Blackhawks and the city of Chicago.

As much as I enjoyed this Blackhawks season, and the fact that they took care of business tonight, the most profound lesson I took away from this is…I’m definitely not a kid anymore.

By Paul M. Banks

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Stanley Cup win makes Blackhawks, Patrick Kane bonafide Rockstars

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It’s fitting that Patrick Kane (KANER!!!), the face of the Chicago Blackhawks franchise (and Team USA Hockey) was the man who scored the Stanley Cup clinching goal in overtime. And it was a goal that absolutely NO ONE watching on television was actually aware off.

Hell, most of the people on the ice didn’t even know it was an actual goal at the time. And this was huge for Kaner, who became a rock star last summer when he made headlines for getting drunk and then getting arrested for beating the crap out of a cabbie in his hometown of Buffalo.

That was his first hit single. But tonight was his masterwork supported by an orchestra.

By Paul M. Banks

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