Tuesday marks the 10-year anniversary of the Blackhawks ending their 49-year Stanley Cup drought after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime of Game 6 to win the series 4-2.
The image of Patrick Kane throwing his gloves off and leaping into the air to sell the goal he scored 4:06 into OT is ironed into the brain of every Hawks fan.
Kane received the puck on the left side of Philly's zone from Brian Campbell, beat Flyers (and future Hawks) defenseman Kimmo Timonen 1-on-1, and shot the puck near the goal line through Flyers goalie Michael Leighton's five-hole to give Chicago it's first championship since 1961.
The superstar winger has since said one of the reasons for his jubilant celebration was to prove he saw it go in to the officials and his teammates since a goal hadn't been signaled. The puck was stuck in the corner of the netting.
No one knows what happened to one of the most important biscuits in NHL history much beyond that.
NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks pre and postgame host Pat Boyle asked former Hawk and current NHL color analyst Eddie Olczyk and his often partner, lead NHL play-by-play broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick, where they think the puck is 10 years later on the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast. Both broadcasters worked Game 6 in Philadelphia.
"Got no clue," Emrick said. "Chris Pronger was picking up all of those pucks, but I don't think even he would have [had] the wherewithal to pick it up that night, I don't know. There are lots of rumors about it, that a linesman got it. I have no idea, but a mad search has gone on, video and everything and [it] still hasn't turned up, to my knowledge anyway."
"Hopefully you'll be able to see it, but probably somewhere in 25-30 years all of a sudden somebody will be maybe auctioning it off, the puck there, on SpaceFace or some worldwide auction company, auction house will be auctioning off the goal that Patrick Kane scored to win the Stanley Cup in 2010," Olczyk said. "I would have to say that it will arise from the ashes at some point. I do believe it will. I do not know who or how or where, but I do believe at some point we'll see it."
Related: Where's the puck? Kris Versteeg saw something
Two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Hawks Kris Versteeg recently stated what he saw regarding the high-priced item that vanished under mysterious circumstances on NBC Sports Chicago's Sports Talk Live with host David Kaplan.
"We got down there and I remember we were all kind of looking around and the one ref (Steve Miller) went in the meshing and he kind of pushed it out a bit. And I remember, I just saw the puck and that's where, around that time [I knew we won]," Versteeg said. "And our video coach was telling their coaches that it was in, we kind of got word from them and a few of us saw the ref pull it out and that was it. I hear they still can't find the puck, but I 100 percent know I saw someone pull the puck out."