January 6, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) makes a save against Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) during the third period of the game at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Blackhawks 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
On this day in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On May 29, 2010 in Chicago, the Blackhawks played Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Philadelphia Flyers. It was a wild game that saw 10 goals in the first two periods with the game tied 5-5 going into the 3rd. Troy Brouwer (2), Dave Bolland, Patrick Sharp, and Kris Versteeg all scored in the first two frames. Tomas Kopecky scored the lone goal in the third period to barely edge the Flyers 6-5 and take a 1-0 lead in the series that they would eventually win in 6 games.
While on the verge of elimination for 3 straight games this year, it is always nice to look back and see that the Blackhawks struggles are nothing new to a Stanley Cup winning team. They went through quite a few ups and downs on their way to ultimate prize three years ago today.
Here are the full game highlights, complete with all of the drama and really bushy beards. Enjoy!
Do you think that the struggles this postseason reflect the Stanley Cup year for the Blackhawks?