Chicago Blackhawks Have Advantage After First Game of Stanley Cup Final

May 29th, 2010 by Eli Kalika Leave a reply »
I have to say the result was unexpected, but it was one of the most entertaining games I have ever watched. The intensity, passion and quality of play was astounding. However, the Blackhawks have key areas where they excelled and where they could improve.


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1. Speed of play

The whole game the Blackhawks were quicker then the Flyers. Their attacks were based on quick counters and using superior speed to craft brilliant one-timers. They didn't even need the big guy in front of the goalie, as they were constantly winning the face-offs and 50/50 balls.

2. Shot Efficiency

When the Blackhawks got a clean shot at the goalie, they made it count. Truly amazing shots were made on Saturday, from basically on the goal line extended to right over the goalie's shoulder. This fantastic shooting helped overcome the Flyer's stifling defense, and in the end, gave the Blackhawks the win.


Need Improvement

1. Penalties

Fact: The Blackhawks gave up four power plays while the Flyers gave up none. Regardless of the equity ...

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