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Chicago Blackhawks win 2015 Stanley Cup Final on NBC

by jmaloni

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Tue, Jun 16th 2015 09:25 am

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 Monday in Game 6 on NBC to win the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. It was Chicago's third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.

Conn Smythe Trophy winner Duncan Keith scored the game-winning goal late in the second period, and goaltender Corey Crawford made 25 saves to record a shutout victory.

Following the game, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said, "It doesn't feel real right now. It feels like a dream. Every time we do it, it gets better and better. There were a bunch of guys in our room who were looking for their first one (a Stanley Cup). You want to do it more for them than anything ... this is what it's all about. This is why we play the game, for the group in the room, and for these great fans in Chicago. It unites the city."

Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning "Inside-the-Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire had the call of Game 6 from the United Center in Chicago. This marked the ninth consecutive year Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire combined to call the Stanley Cup Final for NBC Sports Group.

Coverage began at 6:30 p.m. ET with "NHL Live" led by host Dave Briggs, alongside analysts Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter and Brian Boucher on-site at the United Center. Coverage continued with host Liam McHugh, who was joined by analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

Pre-game coverage on NBCSN also featured interviews with former Blackhawks Denis Savard and Chris Chelios, and actor and Blackhawks fan Jim Belushi.

NBC Sports Group's NHL coverage continues with the 2015 NHL Awards from Las Vegas next Wednesday, June 24 (7 p.m. ET), on NBCSN, as well as live coverage of the 2015 NHL Draft from Sunrise, Florida, Friday, June 26 (7 p.m. ET), on NBCSN.

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