The Blackhawks may be celebrating their third Stanley Cup victory in the last six years, but Scott Darling is enjoying his first. And that's the only one he needed to make history.
Darling became the first Chicago area native to win the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks, a team he grew up rooting for.
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The Lemont native, who helped the Blackhawks get past the Nashville Predators in the first round of the playoffs, joined Comcast SportsNet on Friday to reflect on his journey that ended in a Stanley Cup win in his first NHL season, and planning for his day with Lord Stanley.
Check out the video above. Also be sure to hear Darling's comments on how he balanced competing against Corey Crawford in the first round of the playoffs and understanding his role to help the team win in the video below.
The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.
On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:
We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.
The Blackhawks dealt defenseman Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick. Kempny had seven points in 31 games this season.
Kempny, 27, recorded 15 points in 81 career games for the Blackhawks. He tallied an assist in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Capitals.
Kempny signed a one-year extension through the end of this season back in May.