2010 Stanley Cup Finals: The Definitive Blackhawks-Flyers Preview

May 25th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
On Saturday night, the Chicago Blackhawks will host a Stanley Cup Finals game for the first time since 1992.

In 1992, Jeremy Roenick was scoring goals for the Blackhawks, and Chris Chelios was protecting Eddie “The Eagle” Belfour in net. In 1992, Patrick Kane was still potty training, and Duncan Keith had a full set of his own teeth.

In fact, the only consistent reality between 1992 and today is Jaromir Jagr’s hair !

When the puck drops in Chicago, the Philadelphia Flyers will try to write the final chapter to an incredible story of their own, as they didn’t even qualify for the playoffs until the last day of the regular season with a shootout win over the New York Rangers.

After quickly running the New Jersey Devils out of the postseason in five dominant games, the Flyers dropped the first three games of the second round to the Boston Bruins.

What followed, was an epic collapse, as the Bruins lost the next three games, and then blew an early three-goal lead in Game Seven to be eliminated. It was arguably the biggest, and least likely, comeback in sports history.

Then in the Ea ...

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