While the Blackhawks are still enjoying winning this year’s Stanley Cup, they may be celebrating one more win as a team. The team has been nominated for an ESPY Award for best team.â†µ
Following is a list of the nominees and their achievements:â†µ
â– Won its first national championship since 1992.â†µ
â– Earned its eighth major poll championship after going 14-0, with 12 games decided by more than a touchdown.
â– Won BCS championship with 37-21 win over Texas.
â– Won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1961.â†µ
â– Only the New York Rangers had more time between Cups (53 seasons).
â– Had 52 regular-season wins, second-most in the NHL during 2009-10 season.
Connecticut Women’s Basketballâ†µ
â– Completed their second straight perfect season, the second basketball team to do that in Division I history, joining the 1971-73 UCLA men.â†µ
â– UConn has won 78 straight games, 10 shy of UCLA’s Division I record.
â– The Huskies beat Stanford by 6, their first single-digit win of the streak, to win their seventh National Championship.
Los Angeles Lakersâ†µ
â– Won 16th NBA championship in franchise history.â†µ
â– Won the final two games of the series to beat the Celtics in seven games for its second consecutive championship.
â– 57-25 in regular season; best record in Western Conference.
New Orleans Saintsâ†µ
â– Set a franchise single-season record for wins and consecutive victories; captured Super Bowl XLIV.â†µ
â– Ended the regular season with the NFL’s No. 1 ranked offense.
â– Scored 31 of the game’s final 38 points to bounce back from a 10-0 deficit and win Super Bowl XLIV, the first Super Bowl championship in the franchise’s 43 seasons.
â– Became the first team to win in its Super Bowl debut since the 2002 Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII.
New York Yankeesâ†µ
â– Won their record 27th World Series championship by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.â†µ
â– Had an MLB-best 103–59 record during the regular season.
â– Led MLB in runs scored with 915.
The ESPYs will be presented on July 14 at 9 p.m. EDT at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.