Game 6 puck mystery continues

Updated: November 10, 2010, 2:09 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

ATLANTA -- It remains a mystery.

The game-winning puck, from last season's Stanley Cup-clinching Game 6 overtime win by the Chicago Blackhawks, is still missing.

Patrick Kane scored to end the Hawks' 49-year championship drought, but the puck that got by Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton has never been found.

"If I had the puck, obviously, it's a big puck, I would tell the organization," former Hawk Ben Eager said on Friday. "I got a couple of texts from the office asking if I had it. I told them no, so I don't know."

Eager will face his former team on Saturday for the first time since being traded to the Atlanta Thrashers after he helped the Hawks win the Stanley Cup.

Kane said in training camp that he suspected Eager might have picked up the puck.

"I think they were just pushing the blame on me," Eager joked. "You know, 'Blame it on Eager because he's out of town.'

"I'm sure Kaner or the Hall of Fame is looking for it. [The Flyers' Chris] Pronger probably threw it in the garbage or something."

Pronger and Eager had words during the series after Pronger picked up the puck and "threw it away" after a Game 2 victory by the Hawks. But no one is sure who has the Game 6 winner.

"I have the Game 5 puck," Eager said. "I told [the Hawks] that. Hopefully Game 6 turns up."

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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