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The Chicago Blackhawks had a fantastic hockey season that culminated in winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in within three years.

The season started later than planned, due to the 2012-2013 NHL Lockout, which resulted in a shortened season of 48 games, but that didn’t phase the Blackhawks.

They broke the franchise record for most consecutive games won, 11, previously held by the 1972 Philadelphia Flyers.

Because of their amazing playing, the Blackhawks were in the finals for the 2013 playoffs.

They won each of the conference semifinal games they needed to, and ended up making it to the finals against the Boston Bruins, who last won the cup in 2011.

The Blackhawks and Bruins had quite the series between all the saves made by goalies Corey Crawford from the Hawks, and Tuukka Rask from the Bruins, and all the amazing goals scored by the players.

Arguably, the most important goals made were by Hawks players Brian Bickel and Dave Bolland in the last minutes of game six. Those two goals helped the Hawks win the Stanley Cup,  which led to Chicago hosting a parade in their honor, just like in 2010.

Senior Cameron Becker, who attended the Blackhawks Parade, said that since she didn’t get to go to the one back in 2010, she decided to go to this one.

“My favorite part of the parade was watching people get arrested,” Becker said. “People had broken a fence by where she was standing to get a better glimpse of the Stanley Cup, and the police chased them all over the field.

Senior Melissa Pasterz was sitting at her house watching game 6 when she decided that she had to go to the parade.

“My best memory from the parade was that I got to be there with my friends, and watch my favorite hockey team hold up the Stanley Cup,” she said.

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