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Stanley Cup Final, Game 4 Discussion Thread: Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers

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Chicago Blackhawks
@ Philadelphia Flyers

Friday, Jun 4, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT
Blackhawks lead series 2-1
Wachovia Center - 8:00 PM ET - Philadelphia, PA
TV: Versus HD, CBC HD, RDS HD
Radio: 610 WIP (internet stream here), XM 204, SIRIUS 208
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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


After the jump, expected lineups, questions to answer and our in-game discussion.

Flyers Line Combinations

Gagne – Richards – Carter
Hartnell – Briere – Leino
JVR / Carcillo – Giroux – Asham
Laperriere – Betts – Powe

Pronger - Carle
Timonen - Coburn
Krajicek - Bartulis

Chicago Line Combinations

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

Keith - Seabrook
Hjalmarsson - Campbell
Sopel - Hendry

Questions to Answer

  1. First line. Yes? No?
  2. If JVR returns, can he be effective? If Carcillo stays, can he be effective?
  3. Can the Flyers continue to control play for the majority of the game?
  4. Does the third pairing see any ice time?
  5. Will the Blackhawks be able to find an answer for the Leino - Briere - Hartnell line?
  6. Dustin Byfuglien looked frustrated on Wednesday. Same story?

Versus, WIP. It's game 103. You know the deal by now. Join us here for the conversation if you're not down here at the Wach, and LET'S GO FLYERS!