It had been 10 years since a Stanley Cup had been clinched in overtime, which is exactly what Chicago's Patrick Kane did four minutes into the extra period of Game 6 on Wednesday night.
It was an innocent looking shot from a bad angle that at first glance did not go in. The only people that seemed to know the exact location of the puck -- it was lodged behind the padding that runs along the bottom of the net -- were Kane and a few of his teammates, leading to what was perhaps the most anticlimactic championship celebration -- and goal call -- in sports history. It wasn't exactly Bobby Orr flying through the air, but it gets the job done.
It was the first overtime Cup-clinching goal since Jason Arnott did it for the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 against the Dallas Stars, June 10, 2000. The past four Stanley Cups to be decided in overtime all took place on the road: Kane on Wednesday, Arnott in 2002, Brett Hull (Dallas Stars, 1999) at Buffalo and Uwe Krupp (Colorado Avalanche, 1996) at Florida.