Ron Hextall traded Kimmo Timonen to a contender in his last NHL season to get his name on the Stanley Cup, and that’s just what happened.
The Blackhawks shutout the Lightning 2-0 tonight to claim their third Stanley Cup in six years, a definite dynasty.
After being a healthy scratch for Games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference Finals and the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final, Timonen found his way back into the lineup for Game 4 and didn’t look back.
The Blackhawks went 3-0 with Kimmo in the Final, albeit limited ice time for the 40 year old.
Kimmo Timonen: “I gave everything to this game. I’m happy. I’m ready. I’m leaving this game as a Stanley Cup champion.”
Jonathan Toews told Timonen this morning that he would be first one he’d pass the Stanley Cup to: “He said holy something.”
Kimmo on lifting the Stanley Cup: “It was the coolest moment in my hockey life.”
Nice moment between Kimmo Timonen and Matt Carle in the handshake line. pic.twitter.com/J7prGSMDqN
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