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‘Jeopardy!’ answer hits home with Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup winner Nick Boynton

Nick Boynton recalled the best night of his NHL career while watching “Jeopardy!” on Thursday night.

In the “What’s the Score?” category the answer was “Blackhawks 4, Flyers 3. On June 9, 2010, enabling Chicago to hoist this for the first time since 1961.”

The former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman took to Twitter to joke about knowing the answer.

Boynton knew the correct response because he was on the ice for Patrick Kane’s overtime goal, which gave Chicago its first Stanley Cup in 49 years.

It’s one of the strangest, if not the strangest Cup-winning goals in history, as Kane’s shot slipped under the pad of Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton but few actually saw it go in at Wachovia Center. Boynton had a perfect view as he was to the right of Leighton and was able to see the puck cross the goal line. He was the first player to congratulate Kane.

“I remember I was sort of jumping in off the right point and I was down probably near the faceoff dot,” Boynton told Chris Kuc of The Chicago Tribune. “I knew (Kane) wasn’t passing to me so I figured I might as well get down and crash the net for a rebound and I was just at a good angle and I saw his shot go under Leighton’s pad. I knew it went in. I could see it perfectly slide under his pad. It was moving, it was a blur, but I saw it.”

Boynton played in 605 regular-season games in 11 NHL seasons with various stints with Boston, Phoenix, Florida, Anaheim, Philadelphia and Chicago. He scored 9 points in 48 regular-season games with Chicago, and only played in three postseason games during the 2010 Cup run.

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