The 2020-21 National Hockey League season was a difficult one. Following the COVID-19 pandemic bubble season, they knew this season wouldn’t be much easier. It wasn’t for a lot of teams and the Chicago Blackhawks were no different. For most of the season, the United Center was empty along with most arenas across the league. Now that the season is over, it is time to start looking towards the future.
The Chicago Blackhawks are officially in the offseason portion of their schedule.
The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup on home ice last night over the Montreal Canadiens. They became the first team to win on home ice since the Blackhawks did it in 2015 against that same Lightning team. It was a spectacular playoff season filled with drama, excitement, and elite players thrilling us all. The Lightning were clearly the best team for the second playoff season in a row and deserved to hoist the Cup.