Former Flyer Kimmo Timonen Wins Stanley Cup in Chicago
Kimmo Timonen stood in the visitors' dressing room, where the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated with the Stanley Cup four and a half years prior, and needed a moment to collect his thoughts.
It was Timonen's first time back in Philadelphia since a trade gave him one last shot at winning the Cup. He had missed the first five months of the season recovering from blood clots in his lungs and right calf last August.
"If you look at two or three months back," Timonen said back on March 25, "I wasn't even supposed to play."
He was on the ice for Game 6 of that 2010 Stanley Cup finals game when Patrick Kane's winner went through the legs of then-Flyers goalie Michael Leighton and got stuck in the net.
He was hoping the Blackhawks could re-create that magic, and he was right.
The 40-year-old Finn has played his last NHL game after 16 seasons and it ended with him finally lifting the Stanley Cup above his head.