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Members of the 2010 Blackhawks relive the Cup-winning goal that wasn't exactly a sure thing

by Austin Siegel /

You know the game and the image of Patrick Kane, arms raised and gloves off skating down the ice to hug Antti Niemi.

You might even know the call. 

"Here's Campbell handing one to Kane...lots of head fakes there trying to shake Timonen, threw one in front and they...oh my it rattled around and kicked on back and they score!," Doc Emrick said on the broadcast that night. "We saw no light, we saw no signal and we're not sure if they've sent a signal to the goal yet but they are celebrating at the other end of the ice. What chaos!" 

A few of the players on the ice that night were even more confused - was it time to celebrate or was it premature? Patrick Sharp, Adam Burish, Bryan Bickell, Dave Bolland and Kris Versteeg joined Troy Murray to discuss the goal and the season that changed everything during the 2019 Blackhawks Convention.

Video: Reliving Kane's 2010 Stanley Cup-Winning Goal

"I was like 'It must be stuck in his pad or something' but Kaner's going crazy and [Sharp] is going crazy, so we were kind of 50-50," Bolland said. "What do we do?"

"It's like a brawl," Murray said. "One guy off the bench? Well we might as well all go."

The entire panel is available below and includes never-before-heard stories about the 2010 team from the players who lived through the historic season. For example, fans at the Convention learned that if Kane's Cup-winning goal had been waived off, the Blackhawks would have been without their star center in Game 7. 

"Not many people know this, but this is a true story. [Jonathan] Toews hurt his knee. Probably would not have played two days later in Chicago if there was a Game 7," Murray said. "Joel Quenneville didn't want Philadelphia to know that Toews was hurt, so he goes out and opens the overtime at center ice."

Video: PANEL: Reliving the 2010 Stanley Cup

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