CHICAGO – It was Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. It was overtime, the result of a Philadelphia Flyers comeback in the third period.
It was Patrick Kane with the puck along the half boards, juking his shoulders like he might feed back to the point before motoring towards the net. It was Kimmo Timonen, the veteran Flyers defenseman, thrown off Kane for a second, like an NBA defender getting beaten off the dribble.
It was a shot that teams of NASA scientists might still be studying to see how it beat Michael Leighton. It was a goal that sparked what could be a Chicago Blackhawks dynasty after the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.
It was a moment that neither Kane nor Timonen, now teammates, will ever forget.
“It’s amazing. It’s been five years. It seems like yesterday. We were at that building with an opportunity to close it out in Game 6. Pretty crazy game,” said Kane. “We were lucky enough to get to overtime, regrouped and ended up getting a lucky goal there.”
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