Lipinski Congratulates Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) delivered the following statement on the House floor last night congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup. A video clip of the statement can be viewed at

“Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate the 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Last night, sorrow quickly turned to joy when the Hawks netted two goals in 17 seconds, avoiding a Game 7. The crowd at Palmer Place in LaGrange erupted as Chelsea Dagger played and we celebrated a second Cup in four seasons. Congratulations especially to Captain Jonathan Toews, Conn Smyth Trophy winner Patrick Kane, and goalie Corey Crawford. But this was truly a team victory; from all the players on the ice, to Coach Q, to GM Stan Bowman, to owner Rocky Wirtz, the entire organization deserves to be commended and I thank all of them for once again making us proud. I also want to congratulate the Boston Bruins for their great season and a hard-fought final befitting an Original Six matchup.  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks, and I look forward to seeing the Cup back in Chicago.”

Lipinski Blackhawks Resolution (07/12/1301:21 PMET )
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