The Chicago Blackhawks’ party began basically before the Stanley Cup even arrived last night, yet for some, it will probably feel like the question is if the fun will end (not when).
While some team members may still be celebrating for all we know – hey, these guys showed superhuman stamina at times in these playoffs – others may be nursing some serious hangovers and many icing a few wounds at this point (hopefully just from hockey).
Let’s take a mostly photographic tour through some of the reactions to last night’s big victory.
It only seems right to start with Kimmo Timonen finally raising the Cup:
Here’s video of his emotional interview with Pierre McGuire:
Of course, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are the two faces of the franchise, even if Kane makes faces like these.
Duncan Keith won the Conn Smythe, and his kid may grab the playoff cuteness MVP.
Not to say there wasn’t competition, mind you …
Actually, maybe we should just call it a tie …
The Keeper of the Cup grabbed a candid shot or two:
Speaking of having a few sips, one “inside” account:
Let’s enjoy some random shots of large groups of (possibly inebriated) fans enjoying themselves.
There were plenty of kudos from big names ranging from U.S. President Barack Obama:
To memorable Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas:
And Lil Wayne …
Finally, here’s a snapshot of how all the Chicago newspapers handled the big win:
OK, one more bonus for Blackhawks fans who are really reveling: