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|Blackhawks Fans Rejoicing Hawks' Win; Trip to Stanley Cup Finals
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Blackhawks fans Kevin and Sue Kelly have a 10-day-old son and used their very first babysitter so they could watch the team advance to the Stanley Cup today.
The Kellys say the crowd at the United Center was on its feet and cheering for much of the end of the game.
The Blackhawks rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2.
The win finished off a four-game sweep that sends the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1992.
For long-suffering fans, the win didn't come a day too soon.
Season ticket holder Scott Walkinshaw watched the game from a Chicago bar along with hundreds of cheering fans in team jerseys.
He says the win is a long time coming and "brings a great positive attitude" to Chicago.
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