Blackhawks fans revel in the city streets

  • Hawks fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup over the Tampa Lightning in Wrigleyville on Monday.

      Hawks fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup over the Tampa Lightning in Wrigleyville on Monday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/16/2015 6:22 AM

Rain-filled Chicago streets turned into fan-filled Chicago streets following the victorious conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday evening.

Cue Chelsea Dagger and yet another epic celebration began following the Blackhawks' third Stanley Cup championship in six years.

 

During the game, fans lined Clark Street in Wrigleyville, watching in the rain from the sidewalk because bars were filled to capacity.

But by the time team captain Jonathan Toews raised Lord Stanley's cup, thousands of fans had already streamed from watering holes throughout the city into the wet streets to celebrate.

Fans took to social media, plotting their contrived illnesses for Tuesday morning and parade day.

@CassafrasLynn tweeted, "So. Winning the cup is a totally justifiable reason to not go to work tomorrow. Right? #BecauseItsTheCup."

Drunken revelers took selfies with police officers out in force to contain the celebration. Fireworks were reported in Mount Prospect.

Others relished putting an end to the standoff between their faces and their razors with a final goodbye to their playoff beards.

@JerryAzumah tweeted, "Finally I get to shave! Thank God! Go #Hawks."

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