Patric Hornqvist beat Pekka Rinne from alongside the net with 1:35 to play, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators, 2-0, to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup in a controversial Game 6 on Sunday.
Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane scored goals and goalie Corey Crawford was flawless in net, as the Blackhawks shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0, in Game 6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals in Chicago on Monday night. With the win, Chicago captured their third NHL championship in six seasons.
Four years ago, I would have given Scott Darling a snowball's chance in Hell of playing in the NHL, let alone the Stanley Cup playoffs. The former Phoenix Coyotes' draft pick had fallen through the ranks of minor league hockey to the SPHL. I had a great vantage point from which to watch the talented young man under perform, the penalty box.
The next time someone gives you a hard time for living with your parents as an adult, you can point to these famous athletes who did the same thing for some period of time while they were playing or after they hung it up. Some athletes did it to save money, others weren't sure about their future and a select few wanted to take care of their aging folks...