Frank Saracco is a Chicago Blackhawks fan with fond memories of their 2010 Stanley Cup championship victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. To honor that moment, he had a friend create a mural as a birthday gift to his daughter that depicts the two teams — who meet tonight in Philly for the first time since Game 6 of the '10 Final — as cartoon heroes and villains.
From Saracco, the character breakdown:
Patrick Kane = Road Runner
Jonathan Toews = Superman
Duncan Keith = Toothless (from "How to Train Your Dragon")
Marian Hossa = Mr. Incredible
Brent Seabrook = Eddie Munster (only cus he looks like Eddie Munster)
Antti Niemi = Shrek
On the bench:
Brian Campbell = Lion-O
Dustin Byfuglien = Sulley
Patrick Sharp = Batman
Niklas Hjalmarsson = Thor
Coach Q = Gepetto
John Torchetti = Perry the Platypus
And then there's Adam Burish as Bugs Bunny in the penalty box, along with Count Von Count as the statistician. "Or Bettman."
Then there are the Flyers, who "were less important to me but I did try to make associations," he said. Along with Ville Leino as Gargamel, Claude Giroux as Darth Vader, Matt Carle as ... well, whatever, Simon Gagne as Doofenshmirtz and, ahem, Jeff Carter as the Evil Queen we have:
Chris Pronger = Skeletor
Scott Hartnell = Yosemite Sam
Danny Briere = Wile E. Coyote
Coach Peter Laviolette = Stewie
That last one really captures the spirit of the thing. See the full mural here.
Saracco said the scoreboard represents the final score and time of the last game of the Finals. Also important: "I know that game was in Philly, but for the sake of the mural it had to be at the UC if it was going up in my house. A little artistic liberty."
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