Chicago Blackhawks win Stanley Cup, Penguins defeat Pittsburgh

The Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

The Penguins beat the Blackhawks, 4-3, on Saturday in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Hawks were led by Jonathan Toews who had 12 goals and 11 assists.

Chicago was also without captain Jonathan Toegan and captain Andrew Ladd, who both sustained injuries.

Chicago’s defensemen recorded six hits and two power play goals.

They also had a pair of shorthanded goals.

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby led the Penguins with 17 points, while defenseman Marc-Andre Fleury had 11.

Pittsburgh’s Matt Niskanen and Nick Bonino had 13 points each.

The Blackhawks led 3-0 when Crosby scored.

The game was tied 2-2 in the third period.

The third period ended in a Blackhawks power play that went into overtime, but the Penguins won the shootout and advanced to Game 7.

The series will continue at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.

The final game of the series will be Monday’s Game 6.