Blackhawks fans celebrate playoffs victory over Red Wings across city

June 28, 2013 6:16:57 AM PDT
Blackhawks fans are on top of the world after the Hawks vanquished the Detroit Red Wings in overtime at the United Center on Wednesday night.

ABC7's Sarah Schulte spoke with excited fans moments after Brent Seabrook scored the winning goal at Duffy's in Lincoln Park.

Blackhawks fever strikes from Wrigley to Greektown

At the Crosstown Classic at Wrigley Field, fans had more than just the Cubs and Sox on their minds.

"Got the right hat. I was going to wear my jersey, but a little warm today. So that's on tonight," said Edgar Ramon, Blackhawks fan.

Even Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts seemed a little preoccupied.

"Chicago sports fans are sports fans. And so they'll probably be a lot of Hawks jerseys out here today. And I'll be at the Hawks game tonight," said Ricketts.

A ticket to Game Seven is going to set you back up to $750.

At Sitclose Tickets, the phone hasn't stopped ringing since the third period of Game Six.

ABC7's Eric Horng asks, "But you've been charging more for the Detroit fans, right?"

"Of course, they have to pay. They have to pay. There's no question. They'll be up top there somewhere. I promise you," said Steve Buzil, Sitclose Tickets.

The higher up the better.

You see, Red Wings fans have this strange little tradition of throwing an octopus on the ice.

Here in Chicago, we put octopus on ice.

"They're wasting food for nothing. (laughs) Because a good octopus is the best, you know," said Nino Navarrete, head chef at Santorini.

ABC7's Eric Horng asks, "What are they thinking? They should be grilling that stuff up."

"They should grill it and eat it," said Navarrete.

That's precisely what Chef Nino Navarrete is known for at Santorini Restaurant in Greektown.

The key is the charcoal grill, the vinegar and olive oil from Greece, and the pinch of salt and oregano.

Pair it with a glass of wine, and it's a championship dish.

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