Chicago Blackhawks-Philadelphia Flyers: Philly Back in the Series with OT Win

June 2nd, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Chicago 3 Philadelphia 4 OT (Wachovia Center) Chicago leads SCF 2-1.

Game Three notes:

"Desperation was the key word, I think. It's almost do or die." —Claude Giroux

Until tonight, Giroux has been sleeping through the series. During his pregame nap, Giroux received a message from a buddy telling him he would score the winning goal in overtime. It was a prophetic text.

Philadelphia took advantage of a bad Chicago line change on the winning goal.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, and Simon Gagne struggled all night. Carter and Richards combined for six giveaways. Richards lost the faceoff to John Madden that resulted in the Blackhawks' second goal.

Scott Hartnell, Ville Leino, and Daniel Briere were the top line for the Flyers, scoring all three goals in regulation. Hartnell delivered six hits. Leino was the best Flyers player.

The turning point of the game, and maybe the Flyers' season, was Leino's goal, responding only 20 seconds after Chicago had taken a 3-to-2 lead.

Flyers' aggressive penalty-killing has been excellent. Chicago doesn't have a power-play goal in the series.

Michael Le ...

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