BLACKHAWKS STANLEY CUP CHAMPS
The Stanley Cup made a surprise appearance Monday night.
It looked like the Cup would have to be re-packed in its case a trip back to the Midwest when the Boston Bruins grabbed a 2-1 lead midway through the third period in Game 6 of the Final. But the Chicago Blackhawks stunned the full house at TD Garden when Bryan Bickell tied the game with 1:16 remaining -- and left the 17,565 fans in complete shock when Dave Bolland scored with 58.3 seconds left in regulation for a 3-2 victory.
It's the second Cup in 36 months for the Blackhawks, who also won in 2010.
Here are some of the key facts and figures from Game 6:
0 -- Seconds remaining on a penalty to Chicago's Andrew Shaw when Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored at 4:24 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1. Toews scored exactly two minutes after Shaw was called for roughing.
1 -- Sixth-attacker goal scored in the Final. The Blackhawks had lifted goaltender Corey Crawford for an extra attacker seconds before Bickell took a pass from Toews and fired it past Tuukka Rask to tie the score at 2-2.
2 -- Stanley Cups won by the Blackhawks in the past 36 months. Before that, they had won three since entering the NHL in 1926.
3 -- Goals in the Final by Chicago's Patrick Kane, who was named winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Kane did not score in Game 6, but had seven goals in Chicago's last eight playoff games.
4 -- Goals in the Final by Boston's Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic, tying them for the most by anyone on either team in the series.
5 -- Years since the team winning the Presidents' Trophy had won the Stanley Cup. Before the Blackhawks did it, the last team to win the regular-season title and the Cup was the Detroit Red Wings in 2008.
6 -- Blocked shots by Chicago defensemen Brent Seabrook. Not only did he have more than anyone on either team, but his total was one fewer than the Bruins' entire total.
7 -- Games this spring in which the Bruins were tied at the end of two periods. This was their second loss in those seven games.
9 -- Goals among the last 10 by the Blackhawks that were scored with Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara on the ice. The Bruins' captain was on the ice for Chicago's first two goals in Game 6.
13 -- Stanley Cup Finals lost by the Bruins. Boston has won just six of the 19 Finals in which it has played and has lost six of seven since winning in 1970 and '72.
17 -- Seconds between the tying and winning goals for the Blackhawks. Bryan Bickell scored at 18:44 of the third period before Bolland's game-winner at 19:01.
21 -- Times since the NHL went to the best-of-7 format in the Final that a team leading the series 3-2 closed out the series by winning Game 6. The Blackhawks did so on Monday, just as they did two years ago by beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime in Game 6 at Wells Fargo Center.
10 -- Goals this spring by Chicago's Patrick Sharp, the most of anyone in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sharp is the only player in the past two playoff years to reach double figures in goals.
24 -- Shots blocked by the Blackhawks in Game 6, only one fewer than the Bruins were able to get on net against Crawford.
26 -- Points by Boston center David Krejci, including his assist on Lucic's third-period goal, the most of anyone in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. It's the second time in the last three playoff years that Krejci has topped all scorers.
32 -- Shots attempted by the Bruins in the first period, 12 of which were on net and one of which beat Crawford. Chicago attempted just eight in the first 20 minutes and put six on net, but blocked 13 of Boston's attempts.
86 -- Games played during this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. A record 59 of them were won by the home team and 27 -- one short of the record -- went into overtime.