2010 NHL Playoffs: Conference Finals Edition

May 24th, 2010 by Matt Sitkoff Leave a reply »
One half of the Stanley Cup Finals have been decided as the Chicago Blackhawks are going to play for the Cup for the first time since 1992 after winning the Western Conference Finals on Sunday.  We will have a full “Pucking Awesome Preview” once the other team is set.  For now let’s look at the top three things to watch for this week in the “Pucking Awesome Hat Trick.”


Flyered Up:

Seven goalies dressed shootout to get into the playoffs, down 3-0 in a series and 3-0 in Game 7—all no problem to these Philadelphia Flyers.  From a town that immortalized the ultimate underdog movie hero, Rocky , this is a run that seems only real in the movies.

One of the biggest attributes needed to win a Stanley Cup is resiliency.  The journey through the Stanley Cup playoffs is usually one with a lot of peaks and valleys.  Players are going in and out of the lineup, series turn on a dime and through it all the team that has mental toughness to work through those ebb and flows are the ones that come out on top.

With that being said the Montreal Canadiens are a team that has a ...

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