The Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 match up between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins was one of the best opening games to a finals that we have ever seen, and it caught the attention of some very powerful people around the United States. We all know that President Barack Obama is a huge Chicago sports fan, but during the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the time to cheer on the Blackhawks and show their support.
“Before I start, I have something very important to say: Go Blackhawks!” Emanuel said before introducing Clinton to the stage, via the Chicago Tribune.
Once the former Secretary of State/Senator/First Lady got on the mic, she reflected back to her days growing up as a Blackhawks fan.
“I can remember listening to Blackhawks games – on the radio — when I was doing my homework all those years ago, and my father and brothers and I were great Blackhawks fans,” she said. “But three overtimes, really? I can imagine a sense of euphoria as well as exhaustion affecting many of our Chicago participants today, and I heartily endorse the mayor’s call of, ‘Go Blackhawks.’ ”
So, she is Hillary Clinton, and she approves this message.
Of course, the bit time endorsements won’t do much for the Blackhawks on the ice, but the emotional lift they received after the incredible win in triple-overtime will go a long way in giving them the confidence they need moving forward.
The Blackhawks and Bruins return to the ice on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET.