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Kris Versteeg shares story of how bikers nearly stopped Blackhawks from beating Flyers in Game 6

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Ever since the puck found its way into the back of the net for the goal that nobody saw, Flyers fans have tried washing away the memory of Game 6 in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.

Never talking about that night is one way to do it. Changing the channel any time Patrick Kane pops up on the TV is another coping mechanism.

But imagine if Chicago's 4-3 overtime victory simply didn't exist? Apparently some bikers (gotta love 'em) attempted to make that dream come true for all Flyers fans ahead of the infamous June 9 game in which the Blackhawks ended up hoisting the Cup on the Wachovia Center ice.

Kris Versteeg, who recently retired after 643 career NHL games (294 with the Blackhawks, 27 with the Flyers), shared a few amazing stories Thursday on NBC Sports Chicago's "Sports Talk Live" about Chicago's trip to the arena before its Cup clincher in Philadelphia. The former winger won two championships with the Blackhawks (2010, 2015) and Philly's drive to win will help him always remember the obstacles of winning the first.

We heard there was some biker gang, not like a biker gang but they have bikes or rode bikes and they were all together and they were going to stop us from getting to the rink, so they had to have the police — they escorted us to every game — but they were worried they were going to stop us on the road and put all their street bikes on the road to block us from getting to the game. I vividly remember that because we [had] to get on there before they [could] get on the highway to block us from getting to the game on time.

 

Hey, whatever it takes, right, Philly?

You've got to respect the effort and tactic of the bikers. And were these bicycles or motorcycles or like dirt bikes?

Regardless, bikes were about to be deep in hopes of stopping Kane and company.

If only it was the winter, those bikers would have been strapped with snowballs.

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