Stanley Cup 2010: What Chicago Blackhawks Need to Do to Right Ship For Game Five

June 5th, 2010 by Chris Eggemeyer Leave a reply »
After going up two games to none in a series that everyone has expected the Chicago Blackhawks to win, Philadelphia once again find themselves on even ground with an opponent that they were counted out against.

The Flyers have played great hockey throughout this series, and their true colors are starting to shine as the Blackhawks falter under the weight of the expectations placed on them.

The Blackhawks are getting out-muscled, out-played, and out-performed in every zone and on every shift.

It's not too late to right the ship though. Here are a few things that the Chicago Blackhawks need to do to dominate the resurgent Flyers.


Be More Aggressive

The numbers don't tell the whole story. While Chicago has been posting alright numbers, they have lacked a sort of fire. The style of defense that Chicago plays is not the in-your-face physical "D" that Philly plays, but regardless, the Blackhawks need to step up their intensity.

The hitting has been lackluster. Good board checks have been few, and Philadelphia is countering position battles with good, physical board checking, as well as physical pos ...

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