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Hawks take 3-2 Series Lead

hawks1 Hawks take 3 2 Series LeadHaving lost both games 3 and 4 seemingly had no effect on Chicago in game 5, as the Blackhawks came out and scored 3 1st period goals, on route to a 7-4 blowout win over the Flyers. With game 6 at the Wachovia Center Wednesday night the Flyers are now in a must win in order to keep their cup hopes alive down 3 games to 2.

Despite scoring 4 goals, missed opportunities sum up the Flyers offensively as both Danny Briere, and Ville Leino missed open net shots. A Scott Hartnell penalty led to Chicago’s 1st goal 12 minutes into the 1st. 6 minutes later it was 3-0 Blackhawks, and the Flyers were forced to play catch up for the remainder of the game. Goaltender Michael Leighton was pulled after 1 in favor of Brian Boucher, but to no avail. Hartnell, Timonen, van Riemsdyk, and Gagne the goal scorers.

Defensively nothing seem to go right. Chris Pronger finished the night with a -5  plus/minus ratio. Flyers weren’t able to come within 2 goals of the lead. They now return home for game 6 Wednesday night at 8 on 610wip. When asked if goalie Michael Leighton would be in net for game 6 coach Peter Laviolette said, ” I don’t have an answer for that”.

  • Wake Up!

    Our 1st line is killing us. Richards looks gassed, Carter seems lost, and Gagne does not want the puck. Plus goaltending issues on top of this. Not good but hoping for the best.

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