2nd Period Stanley Cup Summary: Flyers-Hawks Gm6

Mike Petraglia
June 09, 2010 - 6:02 pm
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PHILADELPHIA -- After falling behind for the first time in the game, the Blackhawks showed the kind of determination that makes Stanley Cup champions. As a result, they took a 3-2 after 40 minutes and stand one period away from their first Stanley Cup title since 1961. The Flyers broke a 1-1 tie when Ville Leino skated into the high slot after Duncan Keith fell down. Danny Briere skated down the right wing with Leino, who fed Briere for a wrist shot that beat Antti Niemi for his team-leading 12th goal of the playoffs. But Chicago has outskated the Flyers from the get-go and that continued even when they were behind. The Hawks used the open ice of a 4-on-4 to get Patrick Sharp a shot from the low right circle and he didn't miss, beating Michael Leighton 5-hole at 9:58 of the second period to tie the game. Then Andrew Ladd redirected a Niklas Hjalmarsson slap shot from the left point to beat Leighton and the Wachovia Center fell quiet with 2:17 left in period. The Hawks are 1-for-5 on the power play while the Flyers are 1-for-4 on the man-advantage.