- Well that was far from a classic Stanley Cup finals game. Both Chicago and Philadelphia were trying very hard to disprove the theory that you must have strong goaltending to win the Stanley Cup.
- I thought Philly really had Chicago's number in this game through two, but they couldn't maintain any leads. They did a good job of forechecking, interrupting break out plays, and getting to the slot.
- Even though Chicago played their worst game since game one of the Vancouver series, somehow the Blackhawks kept the score tied after two. Then they really took over the game, with Philly looking like the team skating in quicksand. The Flyers were really over-relying on their top 4 D. Perhaps this is why they tired out.
- Toews, Kane and Byfuglien and Richards, Carter and Gagne combined for 0 points and a -16 rating in game 1.
- Daniel Briere and Chris Pronger were Philadelphia's best players I barely noticed Mike Richards all game.
- Even if Philadelphia convincingly won game one, the Flyers would not have been headlining the morning sports pages. Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay had a perfect game, and apparently all hockey reporters were told prior to the hockey game's completion to keep their stories short.
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