Antti Niemi, Chicago Blackhawks, Win Hectic Game Two Over Philadelphia Flyers

May 31st, 2010 by Jeff Hicks Leave a reply »
When Niemi says no, he means it.

In what was a stark contrast from Game One, the Chicago Blackhawks squeaked by the Philadelphia Flyers in game two by a score of 2-1. In a 28 second span, the Hawks went from a nail-biting tie, to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period. Philly scored on the power play in the 3rd, but after that, it was Antti Niemi time.

As many expected, both teams tightened the reins on defense, and both goaltenders played exceptionally better. Here are some good nuggets from a very exciting battle.


The Zebras

The referees continue to be pathetic at best. At least a handful of missed calls left fans, as well as both teams upset and stunned.

Whether it was Chicago's Troy Brouwer getting away with an errant elbow, or a half dozen interference and cross-checks by Philly, the refs continue to suck on their whistles like they miss their pacifiers.



Flyer winger Dan Carcillo made his first appearance of the series and contributed taking out teammate Jeff Carter with a monster hit aimed for Hawk forward Tomas Kopecky.

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