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Flyers Pull Even with Blackhawks

Posted: June 04, 2010 10:24 PM ; Updated: June 05, 2010 12:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In a series that has felt like a swap meet with the way the Flyers and Blackhawks have traded goals, Philadelphia found itself with some extra room to work with in the third period of Game 4.

Then the Chicago Blackhawks roared back, reminding the Flyers and their nervous fans how tight and fast-paced these Stanley Cup finals have been.

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Giroux's Goal Gives Flyers Game 3

Posted: June 02, 2010 11:24 PM ; Updated: June 03, 2010 3:06 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When the Philadelphia Flyers drafted Claude Giroux four years ago, then-general manager Bob Clarke forgot his name at the podium.

Everyone who roots for the orange and black will remember Giroux now.

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Two Quick Goals Give Blackhawks 2-0 Lead

Posted: May 31, 2010 10:43 PM ; Updated: June 01, 2010 2:06 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Antti Niemi's days of driving a Zamboni are long gone. Instead of cleaning the ice as he once did in his native Finland to make a few extra bucks, he's clearing away pucks and hoping to help the Chicago Blackhawks hoist the Stanley Cup.

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'Hawks Top Flyers in Game 1 Shootout

Posted: May 29, 2010 10:41 PM ; Updated: June 01, 2010 1:53 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers waged a Stanley Cup opener that was at times wild and sloppy, a high-scoring, up-and-down game with five lead changes and a winning goal from an unlikely hero.

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Flyers jump out to series lead with Game 1 blowout

Posted: May 17, 2010 2:25 PM ; Updated: May 17, 2010 2:25 PM

PHILADELPHIA(AP) The Philadelphia Flyers are about to find out what it's like to play from in front. It's been a while since the NHL's comeback kids have been the ones being chased.

Fresh off a stirring Game 7 win over the Boston Bruins that capped a rally from three games down, the Flyers scored early against Jaroslav Halak and the Montreal Canadiens and rolled to a 6-0 win in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night.

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Blackhawks steal home ice advantage with tight Game 1 win

Posted: May 17, 2010 2:24 PM ; Updated: May 17, 2010 2:24 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif.(AP) Antti Niemi might finally be putting to rest all those questions about whether he is the Chicago Blackhawks ' weak link.

Niemi made 44 saves, Dustin Byfuglien scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:45 remaining in regulation to help Chicago get off to a fast start for a change this postseason by beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 Sunday in the opener of the Western Conference final.

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Canadiens stun Penguins 5-2, advance to East finals

Posted: May 13, 2010 9:46 AM ; Updated: May 13, 2010 9:48 AM

PITTSBURGH(AP) First the Capitals, now the Penguins. The Canadiens, the worst-record team in the playoffs, keep sending home the NHL's best.

Brian Gionta had two power-play goals, Mike Cammalleri scored his seventh goal of a series in which he upstaged Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and Montreal built a stunning four-goal lead before beating the Penguins 5-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday night.

Believe it, Canadiens. Disbelieve it, Penguins.

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