The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins were playing an epic series, matching the speed and skill of the Blackhawks with the strength and power of the Bruins.
The Blackhawks had a 3-2 lead going into the sixth game at the TD Garden. They had two overtime wins, while the Bruins had one. There appeared to be little difference between the two teams.
A seventh game seemed to be a sure thing, as the game reached the final moments with the Bruins holding a 2-1 lead. However, Jonathan Toews worked the puck out of the corner and made a perfect pass to Bryan Bickell, who slammed home the tying goal with 1:16 left.
Instead of settling for overtime, the Blackhawks pressed even harder on the gas pedal, and Dave Bolland picked up a loose puck near the goal 17 seconds later and sent it into the net. The Blackhawks had turned defeat into a remarkable 3-2 victory.
It gave the Blackhawks their second Stanley Cup in four years and broke hearts all over New England.
It was the greatest finish in the history of the Stanley Cup Final.