Stanley Cup Final Preview: Going the Distance

May 28th, 2010 by Michael Ielpi Leave a reply »
If someone said to you in September that they liked a Chicago Blackhawks-Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup Final, you may have been lauded for a good choice.

In early April if you had said the Flyers would still be playing hockey in June, you might have guessed it would be a charity event rather than the Stanley Cup Final.

The Flyers road looks like something out of Rocky, except this one is actually happening. The Blackhawks road had a pothole or two, but was pretty smooth compared to the one Philadelphia had.



First, we head to Madison Street. The Blackhawks had a very tough first-round match-up with the Nashville Predators. The Predators led this series two games to one. The series would be tied at two games apiece, and with the Blackhawks trailing 4-3 late in game five, short-handed, and with their goalie on the bench, Patrick Kane delivered the tying goal with just 13.6 left on the clock. 4:07 into overtime Marian Hossa scored the game winner and the Hawks had the lead in the series. In game six, seven goals total were scored in the first period and Chicago held a 4-3 lead. Only an empty ne ...

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