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Blackhawks win Stanley Cup title

By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   June 25, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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Dave Bollard scored late in the third period during game 6 on Monday, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup title over the Boston Bruins.

With 76 seconds away from defeat and a seventh game, Bryan Bickell tied the game, and 17 seconds later Dave Bolland scored to give Chicago a 3-2 victory.

The back-to-back goals stunned Boston, and with only 59 seconds left the Blackhawks bench began celebrating their championship.

The Blackhawks set an NHL record with a 24-game unbeaten streak to start the shortened season. They won three straight games to come back from 2-1 during the best-of-seven finals.

The sold-out TD Garden arena was nearly empty --except for a few hundred Blackhawks fans -- when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman handed the 35-pound Cup to captain Jonathan Toews, who bounced back from a Game 5 injury and notched a goal and an assist in Game 6.

This is the Blackhawks second NHL championship in four years -- after finishing the lockout-shortened regular season with the league's best record (36-7-5).

Boston, which won the Stanley Cup two years ago, finished the finals with a third straight loss after going up in the series 2-1.

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