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Chicago gets a championship
Jo Ann Lawery
Jo Ann Lawery now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. When she isn't writing for eSports and other web sites, this avid hockey and baseball fan works in, where else, a casino as a "slot club ambassador."
By Jo Ann Lawery
Published on 06/9/2010
It took 49 years, but the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers and are now the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions.

Chicago's win ended a 49-year Stanley Cup drought.

When the Chicago Blackhawks last won the Stanley Cup in 1961, John Kennedy was in the White House and most of their current players weren't even born yet.

Forty-nine years later, with a president who calls Chicago his home, the Blackhawks can boast that they "are the champions."

They defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime of game 6, 4-3, in Philadelphia on June 8.

One of the players who wasn't around in 1961, Jonathan Toews (pronounced Tays) was named winner of the Conn Symthe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs.

After the disappointment of not getting to host the Summer Olympics, who in Chicago would have thought that the city would indeed have something to celebrate – a championship in the "Windy City."