by Amy Moritz
The Chicago Blackhawks made the trip every championship sports team gets to take -- the one to the White House to meet the President of the United States.
For the second time in Barack Obama's presidency, the Blackhawks were honored as Stanley Cup champions, a special treat for the president who calls Chicago home.
In his remarks, he noted Buffalo native Patrick Kane and his Conn Smythe Trophy winning ways. "I will say some of the games were just stressful, though," Obama said. "I was getting a little tense."
A full transcript of the president's remarks is on the Blackhawks' website.
The Chicago Tribune has a photo gallery on its website of the visit.