By: Valine Centeno
The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup three times within the last nine to ten years. Before their win in 2010, the team hasn’t taken home the Stanley Cup since 1961, which is 49-year dry streak time frame and definitely a win that was anticipated for 49 years. The team went head to head with the Philadelphia Flyers with the scoreboard at game six ending in 3-4 going overtime.
Before their winning season in 2010, the lowest total attendance average they had between 2005 and 2018 was 546,075 in the year 2005 having a 13,318 average attendance per game. Shortly after their winning season, the attendance in their games plummeted down to an average of 522,619 in 2012 but then quickly shot up to their highest yearly attendance in 2013 to 927,545 with an average of 22,623 in attendance per game. The attendance average shot up during their next winning season in 2013. In game six of the 2013 season, the Hawks were able to defeat the Bruins with David Bolland scoring, breaking the latest winning score in NHL history.
After the 2013 season, the attendance remained steady, slowly decreasing but staying afloat until the 2017-2018 season. The Blackhawks took home the Stanley Cup a third time in the 2015 season.