Philadelphia Flyers-Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Showdown? All Signs Say Yes

May 23rd, 2010 by Doug Gausepohl Leave a reply »
Turns out the NHL's vague marketing slogan is indeed correct.  History will be made. 

But it won't be San Jose being the fourth team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit.  And it won't be Montreal becoming the second No. 8 seed in NHL history to go to the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Nope.  It will be the Flyers reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1997, and the Blackhawks making the finals for the first time since 1992. 

After what is sure to be a grueling series, you'll either see the Flyers hoist the Cup for the first time since 1975, or the Blackhawks for the first time since 1961.

It might be a little premature to say that, especially with how unpredictable and downright crazy this postseason has been so far.  We've already seen one 3-0 comeback in these playoffs. 

San Jose is not out of the playoffs yet.  They've lost the first three games by only a total of four goals combined. So who's to say the Sharks are done?  The Blackhawks might have a pretty big say in that, considering they haven't lost four straight games all season.  They' ...

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