On Monday, former Blackhawk and 2016 All-Star MVP, John Scott, released part one of a five-part series about the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup championship run on his podcast Dropping the Gloves with co-host Tim Wirzburger.
The series takes an in-depth look at the key rounds and games of the Hawks' 2010 Cup run and features interviews with former Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, current Blackhawk Patrick Kane, plus former Hawks Bryan Bickell, Dave Bolland and Brian Campbell.
Introducing "One Goal" - a 5-part podcast series on the @NHLBlackhawks 2010 Cup run!— John Scott (@johnscott_32) July 24, 2020
Hear never-before-told stories from @88PKane, @bcampbell_51, @DaveBolland, @bbicks29, and Coach Q as they break down every series, round by round.
Episode 1 airs Monday on @dropping_gloves pic.twitter.com/UvIoO5amji
The fist episode zeroed in on the Hawks' series against the Nashville Predators in the 2010 Western Conference Quarterfinals and featured interviews with Bickell, a two-time Stanley Cup champ (2013, 2015) and a part of all three recent Hawks Stanley Cup teams and Coach Q, who coached the Blackhawks to championships in '10, '13 and '15.
Bickell made an interesting distinction as to what made the 2010 Cup team stand out from the 2013 and '15 teams.
"We had a great team," he said. "If I had to look back to all three Cups, that team would probably beat us in 2010. They weren't the fastest team, but they were the most physical team. In 2010 you needed to be physical to win and they had an unbelievable team."
Later in the episode, Coach Q remembered a certain game in the Nashville series that took place at the United Center, when he said was the loudest he heard the building during his tenure.
"I always find there's a defining moment and a defining play or situation in each round of the playoffs," Quenneville said. "And Game 5 in our building with Kaner scoring the shorthanded goal and [Hossa] in the box with a major, with under a minute or two to go and then we had to score a shorthanded goal... Then you still had to kill Hossa's penalty in overtime. He comes out and scores, but when Kaner scored that shorthanded goal, it might have been the loudest I've ever heard the United Center. That night, that was a turning point. Obviously it was such a turning point in that series, but it was definitely a turning point, maybe, in that playoff run for us."
Kane scored the short-handed goal that tied the game with 13.6 seconds left. The Hawks were able to kill the Preds' power play in overtime after Hossa drew a major penalty for hitting Dan Hamhuis into the boards. Hossa later sprang right out of the penalty box and scored 4:07 into overtime to win the game 5-4 and give Chicago a 3-2 series lead heading to Nashville. The rest was history.
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