Monday night was a very special night for the Chicago Blackhawks as they won their third Stanley Cup in six years. However, they almost didn’t get to hoist the Cup after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning. Heavy rain in Chicago all day had flooded roads and caused the Cup to make several detours and according to a source telling ESPN.com, reaching speeds of 100 MPH before showing up after the game ended but in time for the Blackhawks to celebrate with it. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
That would have been an epic disaster if the trophy wouldn’t have got there at all especially with the Blackhawks winning their first title at home since 1938 and that year the Stanley Cup wasn’t in Chicago either because the commissioner didn’t think the Hawks would win that year. The trophy was at a hotel in the Chicago suburbs and left when the game started but because of all the rain still couldn’t get there even with a police escort.
Maybe they should have left a little earlier and had the Cup in the arena before puck drop but with no one seeing it even if that was completely unlikely in this day and age. At the end of the night though, the Blackhawks got to have their fun with the Stanley Cup and fans all over Chicago could spill into the streets to celebrate their hockey dynasty.