Blackhawk Down: Philadelphia Flyers Win Game Three OT Thriller over Chicago

June 2nd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Heading into Game Three of the Stanley Cup Finals there were two streaks at risk—the Chicago Blackhawks seven game unbeaten streak on the road and the Flyers 7-1 record at home during the playoffs.

In games One and Two, the Chicago Blackhawk crowd rocked the arena—reaching decibel ratings over 110-115 on the scale.

In Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center was rocking on Wednesday night, as a solid pro-Flyers crowd, decked out in Orange t-shirts, were as boisterous as they come to start game three.

The Flyers responded with some solid forechecking and great pressure in the Hawks zone.

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger “rocked” Hawks forward Jonathan Toews at 15:55 of the first period (who made the poor decision to try to run Pronger). Toews ended up on his “Butt”, which was actually rather humorous as Pronger barely budged on the play, even with Toews near full flight on impact.

Flyers forward Danny Briere took advantage of Philadelphia’s pressure when he notched his fourth power play marker of the playoffs at 14:58 of the first period—a goal that came with Hawks forward Marian Hossa in the box.

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