Defenseman Kimmo Timonen hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL.
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Duncan Keith scored the eventual winner as the Chicago Blackhawks clinched their first Stanley Cup title on home ice in almost eight decades with a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday.Corey Crawford made 25 saves to earn the shutout and Patrick Kane got the insurance marker in the third period for Chicago, who won one of the most closely contested finals in league history as Game 6 was the first contest that saw either club take a multigoal lead.The Blackhawks claimed their first title at home in 77 years.The Blackhawks last celebrated a Cup victory at home in 1938 when they swept the Toronto Maple Leafs in four straight games. Since then, they have had just one chance to win at home and that was back in 1971 when the Montreal Canadiens beat them four games to three after Chicago lost the final two games including Game 7 at Chicago Stadium.Kane finished with a goal and an assist Monday after having a quiet finals series heading into Game 6 .
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