Stanley Cup: Lady Luck Shines on Chicago as ‘Hawks Go Up 1-0

May 30th, 2010 by Cory Ducey Leave a reply »
Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals was NOTHING what I expected it to be in terms of scoring.  This game had more of a preseason tune-up feel to it in terms of performance on both teams.

I really had to analyze this game before submitting an article as there was so much that happened, it really needed to be reviewed carefully.

With all the "too many men" calls in these playoffs, the zebras missed one on Chicago that proved to be the difference-maker of the game.

The puck touched Tomas Kopecky at the center line and it was Kopecky that got the game-winner to put the Blackhawks up one game in the series.

Ville Leino opened the scoring on a shot that nailed Niklas Hjalmarsson in the forehead and squeaked by Antti Niemi.

Marian Hossa, who is visiting the Finals for the third year in a row with three different teams, was producing this game with a nice pass to a waiting Troy Brouwer all alone in the slot to knot the game at one apiece.

The Blackhawks have proven that active sticks can not only prevent goals, but also can produce them.  

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