Actual lightning delays Blackhawks' Stanley Cup parade, but owner has last laugh
Apparently nothing can stop the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks — including both the Tampa Bay Lightning and actual lightning.
Since no NHL team could keep the 'Hawks from celebrating an NHL championship on home ice for the first time since 1938, it was Mother Nature's turn to take a shot Thursday — the scheduled parade in the Windy City, a city notorious for its rough weather at times.
But the Blackhawks and their frenzied fans — an estimated two million faithful — were undeterred, and eventually had their fun on the streets of Chicago. And, of course, goalie Corey Crawford broke his promise not to swear in this celebration.
Amid the mayhem, owner Rocky Wirtz won the day with his little dig at the real Tampa Bay Lightning.