Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Game 6 - Chicago vs Philadelphia

If you watch hockey than you probably already know, tonight is game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Hawks lead the best of 7 series with a 3 games to 2 advantage, meaning tonight is do or die for the Flyers for if Chicago can pull out a win it'll all be over.

The past 5 Stanley Cup finals Chicago has played in they have lost losing their most recent attempt for the cup in 1992 to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to 0. The last time the Hawks have lifted Great Stanley above their heads was in 1961 when they beat out the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 2. Philadelphia has also lost their past 5 Stanley Cup final attempts with the most recent being a 4 games to 0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in 1997. The last time the Flyers won the cup was in 1974 and 1975 when they won back to back titles against the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres.

Game 6 will be a home game for the Flyers and the home team has won every game in this series so far. The Blackhawks have lost all 3 games they have played in Philadelphia this season as well as the 2 they've played there in this series, in those 2 games they were outscored 4-1 in the first period. The Flyers have been great at home this playoffs winning 9 games and losing just 1, they're currently riding a 7 game win streak on their home ice.


Clip: Don't stop believing - Philadelphia Flyers
From: Philadelphia?
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7o-oiwU5j4

So can the Hawks win the Stanley Cup tonight after almost 50 years without it, or can the Flyers raise the stakes and force a game 7?! It's going to be intense! I'm going to predict that the Flyers will win tonight and take the series back to Chicago. Either way it doesn't really matter to me, all my hopes for a Canadian Cup winner died with Montreal although interestingly enough, there are 39 Canadian players on these two teams, and only 11 players from the USA... but anyway anyway I'm going to cheer for the Flyers tonight to turn up the heat and for game 7 I'll be cheering for the Hawks to win the cup. The game is on CBC, NBC and RDS at 8:00pm EST, June.9th 2010.


Clip: 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Just Wanna Be
From: Chicago?
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP_UAOnPTig

Game Preview from NHL.com

Playoff Central


-Nemesis-

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