Monday, June 24, 2013

Fans Flood Archer Avenue to Celebrate Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Win

In just 76 seconds Monday night, the Chicago Blackhawks snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and the Stanley Cup away from the stunned Boston Bruins.

The explosion of joy on Archer Avenue was equally sudden, with Hawks fans bursting out of such watering holes as Lawlor's, Bobby G's, Solofra's, the bar at Lindy's/Gerties, and others.

They were joined by Garfield Ridge residents of all ages: men, women and children who literally ran from their homes north and south of Archer to join the celebration.

Also, jubilant motorists in all types of vehicles: cars, vans, SUVs, pickup trucks, CTA buses, commercial trucks and even 18-wheelers helped make Archer into a parade of red
and black.

As planned, Eighth District Police were out in force--especially near the bars--to occasionally nudge the throngs back towards the curb. As was the case in 2010, the crowds were loud and rowdy but civilized---as sports fans ought to be.

Here are a few stills we captured on the fly. Southwest Chicago Post video highlights coming later tonight! Update: video embedded below!

Congratulations, Blackhawks, 2013 Stanley Cup Champions!


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