On Monday night the Chicago Blackhawks finished off one of the most successful seasons in the history of the NHL. Chicago's road to the championship ultimately ended just as expected, in thrilling fashion.
With the Blackhawks trailing 2-1 late in the third, it appeared as if the Boston Bruins would be forcing a pivotal Game 7 back in Chicago. But the Blackhawks' resiliently rose to the occasion one last time.
Bryan Bickell tied it up when he took a beautiful centering pass from Jonathan Toews and buried the puck past a sprawling Tukka Rask with 1:16 left in the third.
Just when the Bruins fans inside the hot and sticky TD Garden were starting to pick their jaws up from the floor, Chicago struck once again as Dave Bolland corralled a rebound from a Johnny Oduya shot that drew iron and put it into an open net.
The Chicago Blackhawks had stolen Game 6 and brought the Stanley Cup to Chicago for the fifth time in team history and for the second time in four years.
Bickell and Bolland's goals were just a few of the incredible highlights of this season. From the 24-game point streak at the start of the year, to the Presidents' Trophy to conclude it, Chicago finished off its magical season with the ultimate prize.
The Blackhawks became the first team since 2008 to take home the Presidents' Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same season. Although it is tough to rank the moments that led to this championship journey, let's take a moment to reflect and look at the top eight moments of the 2013 Stanley Cup season.