2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Chicago Blackhawks Ready for Game Two

May 31st, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
After nothing but the outcome went according to plan for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals, Game Two figures to present another group of unexpected circumstances and adjustments.

In Game One, the Blackhawks had to adjust on the fly to a mid-game goalie change from the Flyers, who will go back to Michael Leighton in Game Two.

The adjustments made by the Blackhawks eventually worked, as they were able to control the puck significantly better in the third period. After allowing 26 shots in the first two periods, the Hawks held Philadelphia to three in the first 13 minutes of the third period.

 "I think we just got a little more comfortable with the pace of play," said Patrick Sharp. "Whether it's taking a big hit or hanging onto the puck, I felt like everybody got into the game and was able to take a few deep breaths. I thought we played better as the game went on, hopefully we can continue that into Game Two."

Captain Jonathan Toews agreed with Sharp's assessment.

"We just slowly got a little bit better as the game went along," said Toews. "I think when we finally got into ...

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