The Chicago Blackhawks are one victory away from claiming the NHL franchise’s third Stanley Cup championship since 2010. The team, which leads the tightly fought series three games to two against the Tampa Bay Lightning, play in Game 6 tonight.
The roster, a mix made up of young talent and a few players from the two prior championship teams, has a chance to win it all on home ice, becoming one of the first Windy City sports teams to do so in front of its fans in decades. (The Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Cup in Philadelphia in 2010 and three years later in Boston. Before that, they won it at home in 1938.)
While the Hawks play with speed and ferocity on the ice, away from the arena, they often step out in style, showing the public a softer, more sophisticated, non-playoff-beard side. With that in mind, FN takes a look at the Chicago Blackhawks style stars.
Goalie Corey Crawford, a dominant force in blocking and kick-saving everything that comes his way, stands out in striped suits and laceups. Defenseman Duncan Keith is as at home in black loafers as he is at blocking shots and clearing out offensive threats.
Then there are the scorers: Veteran Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews, who are often spotted in burnished brogues and sleek suits.
One thing is certain: Whatever they wear on the way to the United Center tonight had better be champagne-proof.
Click through our gallery — what do you think of their off-ice style? How do they stack up against some of the NHL’s other best-dressed players?