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Blackhawks championship tops sports stories of 2013

Published: Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 8:18 a.m. CDT

The Blackhawks started the lockout-delayed season with a record 24-game point streak and capped it with their second Stanley Cup championship in four years. The Hawks toppled the Boston Bruins in six games, scoring a pair of goals in 17 seconds in the Cup clincher in a season that nearly ended in the Western Conference finals in which the Hawks erased a 3-1 series deficit against Detroit.