You know what doesn’t happen a lot … this:
Yes … it was the Blackhawks 3rd Stanley Cup championship in 6 years, but it was the first time that the Blackhawks had won the Cup on home ice since 1938.
You know what else doesn’t happen very often? The White Sox playing the Pirates. The Pirates play in the National League. The White Sox simply don’t play them very often. Over the past 100 years, the Sox have played the Pirates a few times perhaps 50 times, and most of those were in pre-season Spring Training games. Nonetheless, thanks to the Blackhawks, this story was not widely followed yesterday:
It is the worst loss the Sox have ever suffered at the hands of Pittsburgh.
Let’s time warp back to the last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup at home … April 12, 1938:
It took 77 years for the Blackhawks to win a Stanley Cup on home ice … and equally long for the Pirates to beat the Sox that badly. The 10-2 loss (a Spring Training loss) was almost certainly the worst loss to the Pirates, prior to last night.