The Chicago Blackhawks battled the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night at the United Center, but before the two teams took to the ice, the Hawks had to take care of some unfinished business: raising their 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner.
The spectacle was, in the tradition of Hawks' videos of the past, really impressive. Take a look:
A couple of Blackhawks reporters also took some sweet pictures of the ceremony. Here's Mark Lazerus' look at the five Cup banners now hanging in the rafters of the UC:
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) October 2, 2013
Tracey Myers got a cool picture of the light show that the Hawks displayed on their home ice:
— Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) October 2, 2013
And finally, Brian Hedger has a picture of the tiniest banner unveiled tonight: the Hawks' President's Trophy banner:
— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) October 2, 2013