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Our 10 favorite photos from the 2013-14 postseason

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks

April 21. Corey Crawford makes one of his 34 saves in Game 3 against the St. Louis Blues in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. After losing the first two games of the series in extra time, the Blackhawks shut out the Blues in Game 3 by a score of 2-0 to cut their series lead to 2-1. Jonathan Toews scored in the first period and Marcus Kruger added an empty-net goal in the third en route to the victory. (Photo by Bill Smith/Chicago Blackhawks)

April 23. Head coach Joel Quenneville reacts after the Blackhawks scored in overtime to defeat the Blues 4-3 in Game 4 at the United Center. "You can't say enough about how competitive it's been for four games: the battles, the resiliency and the will," Quenneville said. "It was a huge win for us, and it goes us back to even." (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

toews OT winner
April 25. Jonathan Toews celebrates his game-winning overtime goal in Game 5 against the Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, giving the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead in the series. Toews scored again in a 5-1 Game 6 romp over the Blues on April 27, when the team capped off the series with a four-goal third period. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

kane OT winner
May 13. Patrick Kane lifts the puck past Minnesota Wild goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov in overtime in Game 6 of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota. With the 2-1 victory, the Blackhawks eliminated the Wild and moved on to face the Los Angeles Kings in a rematch of the 2013 Western Conference Final. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

ben smith
May 21. Ben Smith yells after scoring in the second period to give the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final at the United Center. The Kings scored six unanswered goals to win the game, 6-2, and put the series at 1-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

quick and bickell
May 24. Bryan Bickell and Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick react to the second of Jonathan Toews' two first-period goals in Game 3 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Blackhawks lost, 4-3, to go down 2-1 in the series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

kane warm ups
May 26. Patrick Kane walks back to the locker room after pregame warm-ups before Game 4 against the Kings at the Staples Center. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

kane handzus
May 28. Michal Handzus celebrates with Patrick Kane after scoring in double overtime to stave off elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final and cut the Kings' series lead to 3-2. "Our guys, they find ways," Quenneville said after the game. "It's a testament to their competitiveness, their will to win, overcoming a lot of hurdles and obstacles. Tonight was a great, great challenge with a great start. ... It's a big win for us." Quenneville added that of all the games he'd been involved in, "That might've been the greatest overtime I've seen." (Photo by Bill Smith/Chicago Blackhawks)

kane shaw
May 30. Andrew Shaw reacts to Patrick Kane's go-ahead goal in the third period of Game 6 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kane also scored in the second period and added an assist in the third to power the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory and force a Game 7 against the Kings in the Western Conference Final. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

saad sharp
June 1. Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad celebrate after Sharp scored a power-play goal in the second period of Game 7 to put the Chicago up 4-3 over Los Angeles. The Kings tied it up in the third period and scored again in overtime to clinch the series, eliminate the Blackhawks and move on to the Stanley Cup Final. "I think everybody knows it's tough to win a Stanley Cup, whether you won it the previous year or not," Sharp said after the game. "Tonight was two great teams with a lot of guys who have gone the distance and won Stanley Cups before. I think both sides had that experience, and it was a pretty entertaining game." (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

bonus fans
Bonus photo: June 1. Fans rejoice after Sharp scored his first of two goals in Game 7. The Blackhawks lead the NHL in attendance in 2013-14 for the sixth consecutive year with an average of 22,623 attendees per game. The last game of the 2014 Western Conference Final marked the 277th capacity crowd at the United Center (regular and postseason). (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Chicago Blackhawks)

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