In reality, 2010 was not too long ago. But the Chicago Blackhawks were different in enough ways to lend a newness to what approached Monday night, a dose of the unfamiliar and unpredictable on the kind of night that many of them would remember well.

The Hawks were one win away from the Stanley Cup in Game 6 against the Bruins. A team with the same core but different players in orbit around it, a roster reconstructed and three years later rejuvenated, the best team in hockey this season looking to affirm itself as the best team in hockey, period.

"We feel confident," Hawks captain Jonathan Toews said before the game. "We worked very hard in the last couple months to get here."

The Bruins ensured they'd have to work to hoist a trophy Monday. But Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland goals in a span of 18 seconds late in the third period propelled the Hawks to a stunning 3-2 win and a second Stanley Cup championship in four years.

Bickell scored at the 18:44 mark after Toews sent a pass through the wickets of the Bruins' Zdeno Chara in front of the net, with Bickell then one-timing a score through Tuukka Rask's five-hole for the stunning equalizer to make it 2-2.

The Hawks were not done authoring a comeback for the ages. A Johnny Oduya blast from the point seconds later found traffic in front and then Bolland, who punched home a rebound off the post for a 3-2 lead with 58.3 seconds left.

Jonathan Toews scored in the second period to tie the game 1-1 and give the Hawks some life, but net traffic for the Bruins paid off for the go-ahead goal. David Krejci worked behind the net and Toews' stick knocked the puck down to the ice when Krejci attempted to pass into the slot.

The loose change came to Lucic, who flung a shot off the post and then off Hawks goalie Corey Crawford's back and into the net for the 2-1 lead at the 12:11 mark.

After enduring a dominant first period from the hosts, the Hawks got a goal from Toews to make it a 1-1 game after two periods of Game 6.

The Bruins were buzzing during the entire first period and especiall just before a timeout a little less than midway through, in which Corey Crawford was pushed back into his net to make a save. Out of the television break, it didn't take the Bruins long to cash in.

Off a faceoff win in the offensive zone, the puck eventually made its way to Tyler Seguin, who grabbed it out of the air, dumped it to the ice and then backhanded a pass through the slot to Kelly, who beat Hawks goalie Corey Crawford for the 1-0 edge at the 7:19 mark.

The Hawks managed little in the way of significant offensive chances and took their first two penalties since Game 4 during the first period. The Bruins very nearly cashed in on the second power play but David Krejci couldn't finish a dynamite feed from Brad Marchand, leaving the lead at one entering the first intermission.