CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have taken out a full-page advertisement in The Boston Globe thanking the city and its fans.
The Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins on Monday to win the Stanley Cup championship.
On Friday, Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and team chairman John McDonough ran an open letter to the Bruins and the city of Boston.
In the letter the Blackhawks extended their “heartfelt appreciation” to the Bruins and the citizens of Boston.
The Blackhawks say Boston “demonstrated respect, good sportsmanship and a genuine love for the great game of hockey.”
The letter remarks on Boston’s “big heart and gracious spirit.”
The Blackhawks say Boston reminded Chicagoans of the city’s strength.
Three people were killed and dozens injured when bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in April.

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