“Before I start, I have something very important to say: Go Blackhawks!” Emanuel said. “When I was coming home from the game last night about 12:30, I said, ‘Who can I call?’ and I said, ‘President Clinton. He’ll be up.’ From years of working with him, he’d be the only person to go to, to give credit to the Hawks for a great game.”
Hillary Clinton recalled rooting for the Blackhawks during her formative years growing up in suburban Park Ridge.
“I can remember listening to Blackhawks games -- on the radio -- when I was doing my homework all those years ago, and my father and brothers and I were great Blackhawks fans,” she said. “But three overtimes, really? I can imagine a sense of euphoria as well as exhaustion affecting many of our Chicago participants today, and I heartily endorse the mayor’s call of, 'Go Blackhawks.' ”