2010 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks Humble Philadelphia Flyers in 7-4 Win

June 6th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Heading into game five of the Stanley Cup Final, there was a lot of chatter about whether or not Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville would switch up his lines.

Well, as the Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers got set to take the first draw of the game there was evidence that change was here as Jonathan Toews took the draw with Marian Hossa and Tomas Kopecky at his side.

Breaking up the Hawks top line of Toews, Patrick Kane, and Dustin Byfuglien (a line which came into the game with a plus/minus rating of minus -12) was all but a necessity, as this threesome has had no luck all series long.

The Philadelphia Flyers came out rather flat to start game five, with the Blackhawks dictating the play down low and creating scoring chances—essentially, the Hawks looked like the Flyers of games past!

The Flyers took the first penalty of the game (a cross checking penalty to Flyers defenseman Lukas Krajicek). Despite some very strong pressure, the Blackhawks were unable to score against the Orange and Black—who came into the game having given up just one power play goal (a five-on-three) to the Blackhawks in four games.

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