Chicago vs Philadelphia: 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Prediction

May 24th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers have ended the improbable run of the Montreal Canadiens to advance to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks.

In a game five that I thought certain was going to bring about a game six in Montreal, the Habs simply looked out of gas. They had their fir share of chances on journeyman net minder Michael Leighton but in the end could only solve him twice.

The Canadiens did get off to a quick start, which is exactly what they had hoped for. They got on the board just 59 seconds into the game after Roman Hamilik picked off a pass by Chris Pronger which resulted in Scott Gomez feeding Gionta who quickly snapped through the pads of Leighton.

Montreal would give up the lead a little over three minutes later when a miscommunication between Montreal goalie Halak and defenseman Roman Hamirlik would result in Hamirlik running Halak over allowing Mike Richards a short handed “gimme” to tie the game.

Although the Canadiens did have their chances and did add another in the third, they never stood a chance after that.

The Canadiens, who seemed to have run out of gas, were too slow to t ...

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