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Game 49, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks

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CHICAGO - MAY 28: Members of the Philadelphia Flyers stretch before Stanley Cup practice at the United Center on May 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - MAY 28: Members of the Philadelphia Flyers stretch before Stanley Cup practice at the United Center on May 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Flyers (31-12-5, 67 pts) at Chicago Blackhawks (26-18-4, 56 pts)

12:30 p.m. today at United Center in Chicago, Illinois

Catch the action on NBC in HD, NHL Network in Canada, RIS and 610 WIP

[Game Preview] - [Game Page] - [Chicago Perspective]

Today's expected goaltenders:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Sergei Bobrovsky 30 1713 19 6 71 2.49 863 792 .918 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Corey Crawford 25 1468 15 8 52 2.13 651 599 .920 2


After the jump, projected lineups, questions to answer and our in-game chat.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Zherdev - Richards - Nodl
Hartnell - Briere - Leino
van Riemsdyk - Carter - Giroux
Shelley - Betts - Powe

Pronger - Carle
Coburn - Timonen
Meszaros - O'Donnell

Scratches: Matt Walker (healthy), Dan Carcillo (healthy), Oskars Bartulis (healthy)

Blackhawks Projected Lineup

Brouwer - Toews - Kane
Kopecky - Sharp - Hossa
Pisani - Bolland - Bickell
Stalberg - Dowell - Skille

Keith - Seabrook
Hjalmarsson - Campbell
Hendry - Leddy

Questions to Answer

  1. How many times does the NBC broadcast mention the 2010 Stanley Cup Final?
  2. After a lazy loss 24 hours earlier, can the Flyers get up for an even earlier afternoon/late morning game?
  3. Chicago has the best power play in the NHL. Are the Flyers up to the task?
  4. Meanwhile, Chicago has one of the worst penalty killing units in the NHL. Can the Flyers and their own mediocre power play capitalize on the chance?
  5. Patrick Sharp is having a great year, sitting at 4th in the NHL in goals with 25. Can the Flyers eliminate him as a threat, and how do they do that? Do they use Pronger against his line or against the top line with Toews and Kane?

Go Flyers.