A perfect blue ocean of a sky met with a swarming sea of red in Chicago Friday, as fans filled downtown's Grant Park for the Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade and rally.
For a second time in four years it will be The Summer of Stanley for Chicago and the Blackhawks. And what a sweet, sweet summer it will be.
It's had cereal, ice cream and dog food eaten out of it. It's been at the bottom of a pool and visited strip clubs. Give a Stanley Cup champ his day with the NHL trophy and madness ensues.
Will Boston's goaltending hold up? Will Chicago's depth be too much to handle? Sarah Spain and Katie Strang channel Jagr's '90s mullet for their Cup finals breakdown.
Divided by the Crosstown Classic and then united by the Blackhawks' Game 7, Chicago fans binged on sports all Wednesday. In dramatic fashion, they went home happy.
The Blackhawks and Red Wings will square off in the Western Conference semifinals, and in this week's TWSS, Sarah Spain explains why this final go-round will be one to remember.
In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain preps fans for the run to Lord Stanley's Cup by breaking down the rituals that put the NHL playoffs in a league of their own.
Wednesday night marks the start of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, and there are all kinds of matchups, from rowdy rivalries to riveting rematches, to keep an eye on.
On Monday, former Chicago Blackhawk Kris Versteeg was traded to the team his Hawks beat in the Stanley Cup finals last year. He talks to espnW's Sarah Spain about becoming the enemy.