Game 3 - Blackhawk Believers Blog
Posted on: June 2, 2010 5:08 pm
Well, not a big surprise with the tighter game on Monday... can it get tighter in Philly? All the Flyers faithful are saying this one tonight is already in the bag. Not so. For my money, if the Blackhawks can weather the early storm, stay within 1 goal, or, if the Flyers get it to a two goal lead, Hawks need to cut into it within the next 5 minutes of gametime. The Hawks have seen desperate teams in a few games so far this playoff season. They will need to keep the shifts short, play tight defense to start, and stay in this thing. Philadelphia WILL come out with lots of energy. They will also wear out, and as long as Chicago is not too far behind, they will climb back in and have a solid chance to win.
Toews, Kane, Byfuglien watch: Byfuglien got the first and only point from this group on the assist to Ben Eager Monday. Yet Hawks lead the series 2-0. Who woulda thunk it? Not me. I will make no prediction on this line scoring tonight. You have to believe it's going to happen, but I'd be happy with them not scoring a goal the entire series if the games work out the way they have so far. I don't care if it's Burish and Sopel scoring. Just get 2 more wins baby!
I'm on my lunch break right now and running out of time, so I have to keep it short. Here's the Game 3 Precap: Philly comes out smoking hot, and takes a 1-0 lead within the first 10 minutes of the game. Hawks tie it in the next 5 on a PP goal due to a Carcillo penalty. Philly scores again and goes into the intermission up 2-1. it's 3-1 early in the third when the Hawks turn it up. Tied at 3 after two, and still tied at 3 after 3. And in my dream version of this game Dustin Byfuglien scores the game winner 5 minutes in. In my nightmare version, Carcillo gets into it with someone and Philly scores 4 on 4 late in the third to win. But, I'm a Hawk fan. Let's go with the Mega-Happy ending Garth.