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Nick Boynton tweets about 'Jeopardy!' triumph

Former Blackhawks defenseman nails question about Chicago's Stanley Cup victory

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Nick Boynton nailed a question on "Jeopardy!" Thursday and the former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman decided to let the world know about it.

On Thursday's episode of the game show, in the category, "What's the Score, the answer was "Blackhawks 4, Flyers 3. On June 9, 2010, enabling Chicago to hoist this for the first time since 1961?"

The question, of course, is "What is the Stanley Cup?"

Boynton was watching and knew the correct response immediately. Boynton was on the ice when Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored the Cup-winning goal on a sharp-angle shot in overtime of Game 6 in Philadelphia. Boynton was one of the few to see the puck go in, as it lodged under a pad after it got past goaltender Michael Leighton.

Boynton celebrated his triumph on Twitter.

Tweet from @NICKBOYNTON24: This is the 1 & only @Jeopardy question I've been able to answer my entire life. I'll make it a true daily double Alex! @NHL @NHLBlackhawks pic.twitter.com/sfIR9ioWcI

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune on Friday, Boynton set the record straight and said he has gotten other Jeopardy questions right, contrary to his tweet.

Technically, he might have gotten Thursday's wrong because he may have forgotten to frame his answer in the form of a question, which is the rule on the show.

"I think I was in shock," he told the Tribune. "I think I missed it."

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