2010 Stanley Cup Predictions: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

May 26th, 2010 by WhatIfSports.com Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers needed a victory in their final game of the season just to make the playoffs.

The Chicago Blackhawks set a slew of franchise records and have never looked back.

On Saturday, the two teams will square off for the Stanley Cup.

Should be simple, right? One of the top teams in the league all season sweeps the top team in the West to make it to the NHL's biggest stage while the other back-doors its way into the playoffs, and needed to rebound from an 0-3 hole in an earlier playoff series.

But for those of you thinking Blackhawks in a sweep, think again.

Using our award-winning NHL simulation engine , we simulated the 2010 Stanley Cup 1001 times. Using the statistical make-up of both the Blackhawks and Flyers, the computer generated each team's winning percentage and average goals per game.

2010 Stanley Cup - 1001 Simulations Matchup Win% Avg Goals WIS Interactive Philadelphia Flyers 23.4 2.7 Simulate Game Chicago Blackhawks 76.6 3.6    

Game 1 Boxscore Philadelphia's Michael Leighton has been the hottest goaltender of the postseason, but he's going to ...

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