Stanley Cup 2010: Michael Leighton Leading Philadelphia Down Path of Doom

June 1st, 2010 by Tim King Leave a reply »
Some pictures are worth a thousand words.  This picture is worth 52 names.  Those are the 52 names of the Chicago Blackhawks that will be engraved on the Stanley Cup sometime late this summer if this odd and bumpy Stanley Cup Final continues on its present trajectory.

This picture came at the end of the second period last night when the Blackhawks finally found the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead.  A little more than 20 seconds later Ben Eager had the puck on his stick and launched a shot at his former team's net minder Michael Leighton to the short side and glove high.  Leighton waved at the puck as it zipped past but only managed to change where the puck would hit the net.

Eager’s goal killed the Flyers.  They came out in the third period with desperation in their eyes but the damage done was already too much.  They made it 2-1 and two of their frantic scrambles in the Chicago end were Cup classics but they could draw no closer. 

One bad goal equals a two games to none lead for the Blackhawks who head to Philadelphia having not lost a playoff game on the road in a month.  They ...

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