Former Blackhawk, Bryan Bickell, finishes brave in his final game.

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Former Blackhawk, Bryan Bickell, holding the Stanley Cup after 2015 victory.

Use your best Doc Emrick voice for this; “It’s finessed by Keith, around for a feed in front, SCORE! Toews to Bickell, with 1:16 to go in the 3rd.” You can’t call yourself a true Blackhawks fan if you don’t remember that moment. Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins held a 2-1 lead in the 3rd which would’ve sent the series back to Chicago for a Game 7. Instead, the Chicago Blackhawks scored 2 goals in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup. The tying goal scored by Bryan Bickell. This is how Hawks fans remember him.

 

Before the 2016-17 season, Bryan Bickell was traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Carolina Hurricanes. In November of 2016, Bryan Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The health issue halted his play until the end of the 2016-17 season. Bickell announced his retirement just days before the end of the season. With the Hurricanes being already eliminated from the playoffs, tonight would be Bryan Bickell’s final game. Although, that did not stop him from leaving the ice in a memorable fashion. The Hurricanes visited the Flyers in the final day of the NHL regular season. The game would play through overtime and into a shootout. Who was the first shooter for the Carolina Hurricanes? Bryan Bickell. With a smile on his face, Bryan Bickell embraced his final moment, scoring his first career shootout goal, in his last game.

2 cups under his belt while in Chicago, we thank Bryan Bickell for 2 in 17. Unforgettable. We are all #BickellBrave.

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