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Stanley Cup Final Game 1, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks

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Philadelphia Flyers
@ Chicago Blackhawks

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT
Series tied 0-0
United Center - 8:00 PM ET - Chicago, IL
TV: NBC HD, CBC HD, RDS HD
Radio: 610 WIP (internet stream here), XM 204, SIRIUS 208
Get the Chicago perspective at Second City Hockey

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Tonight's goaltenders:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Michael Leighton 34 1799 17 9 85 2.83 899 814 .905 1


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Antti Niemi 39 2190 26 7 82 2.25 936 854 .912 7


Gotta say, it's pretty surreal going through this usual pre-game routine of putting up the game thread when it's the Stanley Cup Finals. It's been, um, a long time coming. After the jump, lineups, questions to answer, and our in game discussion.

Flyers Line Combinations

Gagne – Richards – Carter
Hartnell – Briere – Leino
van Riemsdyk – Giroux – Asham
Laperriere – Betts – Powe

Pronger - Carle
Timonen - Coburn
Parent - Krajicek

Chicago Line Combinations

Byfuglien - Toews - Kane
Brouwer - Sharp - Hossa
Kopecky - Bolland - Versteeg
Eager - Madden - Burish

Keith - Seabrook
Hjalmarsson - Campbell
Sopel - Hendry

Questions to Answer

  1. Does the week off show, for either team? Who controls things from the start?
    Can the Flyers silence the Madhouse on Madison early?
  2. Keeping Chelsea Dagger to a minimum tonight, right?
  3. Chicago is fast. Can the Flyers slow them down like they did to the Canadiens?
  4. How does the much anticipated Pronger v Byfuglien matchup play out tonight?

Game is on NBC, but WIP is apparently syncing up with Comcast, so try that on for size. Time to shock the world. LET'S GO FLYERS!