Philadelphia Flyers’ Run To the Cup: Game Five News and Notes

May 24th, 2010 by Bill Sudell Leave a reply »
The Flyers return home with a 3-1 series lead and an opportunity to clinch a date with the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals.

After a lackluster effort in Game Three, you knew the Flyers, and especially Chris Pronger, would come out strong on Saturday. After a minus-3 performance in Game Three, Pronger was a rock in Game Four.

He played a game-high 31:07 on 42 shifts and set up Philadelphia’s second goal with a brilliant pass to Ville Leino.

Stamping Their Ticket

The Flyers have played in the Finals seven times in their history and on six of those seven occasions, they have won the previous series on home ice.

The only time they clinched a trip to the Cup Finals on the road happened to be against the Canadiens in 1987. After coming home with a 3-1 series lead, the Flyers lost Game Five at home before returning to Montreal for the famous pregame brawl. Philadelphia rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 4-3 win at the Forum and a date with Wayne Gretzky and the Oilers.

It Won’t be Easy

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