2010 NHL Playoffs: What You Need To Know About Flyers-Hawks To Impress Friends

May 27th, 2010 by Bill Sudell Leave a reply »
The Flyers look to continue their incredible postseason run and end Philadelphia's 35-year Stanley Cup drought as they face the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final.
Since falling behind the Bruins 3-0 in the Eastern semis, Philadelphia has gone 8-1 to earn a berth in the Final for the first time since 1997.
Series Notes

The Flyers are 7-1 at home and 5-4 on the road while the Hawks are 5-3 at home and 7-1 on the road.

Philadelphia is 7-1 when scoring first and Chicago is 8-1.
Second periods are where the Flyers do the most damage. They have outscored opponents 26-7 in the middle frame, the only period in which they have a positive differential.
Chris Pronger's 28:48 average ice time is the most in the NHL during the playoffs.
Leighton is the fourth goalie to reach the Stanley Cup Final after starting the season with a different team. He joins a list that includes Patrick Roy (1996), Miikka Kiprusoff (2004), and Dwayne Roloson (2006).
Jonathan Toews leads the NHL with 26 playoff points, including a 13-game scoring streak. His run is the longest in the le ...

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