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Chicago Celebrates Hawks Stanley Cup Victory

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Chicago Celebrates Stanley Cup Victory

Charlie Wojciechowski

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Stanley Cup Officially Arrives In Chicago

The Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks and their coveted prize landed in Chicago around 4 a.m. Tuesday at O'Hare International Airport. The cup was driven to Harry Caray's and greeted by lines of fans.

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Peggy Kusinski gets reaction from Coach Q and players immediately after their Stanley Cup win.
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The party goes on for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Hours after returning from their 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, the team has been giving fans a close-up look at the Stanley Cup, hauling their prize around to bars and restaurants around the city.

Team members greeted cheering fans with high-fives as they filed into The Scout bar in Chicago's South Loop. TV news helicopters hovered overhead as they followed the bus and limos ferrying the players and their families around town under a police escort.

Earlier, the team was greeted on the tarmac at O'Hare International Airport with a water cannon salute from about a dozen fire trucks and even more police cars — all with their lights flashing.

Deliriously happy Chicago Blackhawks fans have since descended on taverns in and around the city spurred by rumors that players might be stopping by with the Stanley Cup.

On Tuesday morning Twitter was alive with comments from fans waiting at or heading to watering holes to catch a glimpse of the Stanley Cup.

Fans tweeted about crowds at a tavern in Oak Brook because it is rumored to be a favorite of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. Meanwhile, fans have packed The Pony in Chicago because the Stanley Cup stopped there after the team won it in 2010.
 

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