2010 Stanley Cup Final: Chicago Takes The First Two Games.
The Chicago Blackhawks have taken a 2-0 series lead over the Philadelphia Flyers with two consecutive victories at home.
Game One will go in the books as a furious offensive game that the Blackhawks managed to reel in. An ugly outing for both goaltenders, Antti Niemi and Michael Leighton.
Five goals in the first and five other goals during the second period and both teams were tied up at 5-5 after 40 minutes. The Blackhawks scored the lone third period goal to take the 6-5 victory and 1-0 series lead.
Monday for Game Two, the defensive adjustments from both head coaches paid off.
A lot more physical game and heavy bodychecks brought the scoring down a bit. The Hawks managed to score two goals in a 28 second span during the second period. Marian Hossa and Ben Eager beat Leighton while the Flyers could only score a single goal, from Simon Gagné, during the third period despite a flurry of shots and pressure on Antti Niemi.
A 2-1 victory for the Chicago Blackhawks who now leads the series by 2-0.
Games Three and Four will be disputed in Philadelphia and the Flyers desperatly needs to win games now or this final will end very soon.
(Picture: Ben Eager, canadian Press.)
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