Chicago Blackhawks regained their lead in the Stanley Cup series over the Philadelphia on Sunday when they destroyed the Flyers 7-4 in game five.
“Getting down there two games in their building, we had to come back with some fire and get on them and show them we weren’t going to quit,” Dustin Byfuglien said. “Right from the get-go we moved our feet and were physical.”
The Blackhawks came into game five determined to win and when they’re playing their best, the Flyers don’t stand a chance. Luckily, game six heads back to Philadelphia where the Flyers have a much better chance at winning.
Unfortunately, game 7 heads back to Chicago where the Flyers don’t stand much of a chance.
The Philadelphia Flyers will likely still ultimately lose to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals, but at least they won’t be swept! In game three on Wednesday night they were able to win in an exciting overtime by the score of 4-3.
“Right now it looks like they have the momentum in the series,” Patrick Kane said. “But if we take Game 4, then we put ourselves in a great position to go back and play in front of our home crowd and hopefully win it there.”
Realistically, the Flyers are still fighting an uphill battle and I’m sure they know that as well. Chicago is still favored to win and this game didn’t change anyone’s mind.
As much as I’d love to see the Flyers pull of the comeback, I just don’t see it happening this time around.
The Chicago Blackhawks completed their four-game sweep of the San Jose Sharks on Sunday with a 4-2 win. The victory puts the Blackhawks in the NHL finals for the first time since 1992.
“It’s an honor to be going to the Stanley Cup. We beat a very good team over there. It wasn’t easy,” Dustin Byfuglien said.
I’m not sure if the Blackhawks are just that good or if the Sharks are just that bad, but either way this was a boring, lopsided series. Thank God it’s finally over. With any luck the Stanley Cup finals will be much more entertaining than the NHL playoffs have so far had to offer.