Blackhawks celebrate with parade through Chicago

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

The Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their Stanley Cup victory by being showered with confetti by thousands of fans in a parade through downtown Chicago on Friday.
Open buses carried the players through the cheering crowd in a parade that ended at Grant Park along Lake Michigan.
The most memorable part of the celebration may have come when several players addressed the huge crowd at Grant Park. That was when goalie Corey Crawford let fly with a few obscenities in his speech.
Also Friday, the Blackhawks took out a full-page ad in the Boston Globe, thanking the Boston Bruins for their hospitality. They also made mention of city's spirit in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings in April.
The ad stated, in part, "On behalf of the Chicago Blackhawks organization and the entire Wirtz Corporation, we want to personally express our heartfelt appreciation to your city, the Bruins organization, and especially, the citizens of Boston for the remarkable welcome you showed our team and the many Chicagoans who visited."

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