Kimmo Timonen goes out a Stanley Cup champion

Updated: June 16, 2015 at 12:18 am by Sean Cobourn

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.”


 

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