2015 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Stanley Cup Ice Hockey Championship Ring
The 2015 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2014–15 season, and the culmination of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. This was the 122nd year of the Stanley Cup's presentation. The Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning four games to two to win their sixth championship in franchise history, and their third title in six seasons. The Lightning, as the club with the better regular-season record, held home-ice advantage in the series. The best-of-seven series was played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format, with Tampa Bay hosting games one, two, and five; and Chicago hosting games three, four and six. Tyler Johnson and Patrick Kane led the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs in points scored with 23 points each. The series started June 3 and ended on June 15.
The 2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks season was the 89th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on September 25, 1926. The Blackhawks finished the season with a 48–28–6 record, finishing in third place in the Central Division. They defeated the Nashville Predators in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs 4 games to 2. In the next round, they swept the Minnesota Wild 4 games to 0. In the Western Conference Finals, the Hawks outlasted the Anaheim Ducks, winning the series 4 games to 3. In the Stanley Cup Final, they faced the Tampa Bay Lightning. On June 15, 2015, the team won the Stanley Cup, beating the Lightning 4 games to 2, and winning the Cup at home for the first time since 1938. This was the Blackhawks' third Cup championship in six seasons. Duncan Keith received the Conn Smythe trophy as MVP of the playoffs.