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Catch the puck if you can: Chicago FBI joins search for Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup winning puck

Michael Leighton

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michael Leighton watches as a referee looks for the puck in the net during overtime in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Philadelphia. The goal by Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane counted and the Blackhawks won 4-3, winning the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


Patrick Kane’s Stanley Cup-winning shot didn’t just foil Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michael Leighton. A good chunk of the hockey watching public couldn’t tell that the puck crossed the red line on that sudden Kane shot. The chaos following the goal caused a lot of confusion and perhaps for that reason, the location of the Chicago Blackhawks’ Cup winning puck remains unknown.

Apparently some members of the Chicago FBI consider the search police business, too.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the city’s high ranking investigators are willing to help the team track down the historic puck. Before you get angry about the waste of taxpayers money, relax: word is that the Chicago FBI are assisting the search “on their own time.”

You might think that Chris Pronger would be the hot witness in the case, but he at least claims that he was too dejected by that deciding loss to focus on his puck nabbing antics.

While the FBI is willing to lend a hand, this is still an unsolved mystery. Surely there’s some ice hockey/"cold case file” pun opportunties floating around, but I’ll leave those to our plucky commenters.