Blackhawks Leads Flyers 2-0 In Stanley Cup Final
The Chicago Blackhawks now leads 2-0 against the Philadelphia Flyers after a 2-1 victory in Game 2 of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final.
With the No. 1 line of Dustin Byfuglien, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scoreless for a second game in a row, the Blackhawks got goals 28 seconds apart from two other lines to down the Flyers 2-1 last Monday.
“If you don’t where the goals are going to come from, it’s hard to counter that,” Chicago center John Madden said.
Ben Eager plays a handful of minutes a game, but he scored the game-winner on a rising wrist shot from beyond 35 feet.
“He stepped into it and looked like a 50-goal scorer putting it upstairs,” Chicago center Patrick Sharp said.
The Blackhawks will take a seven-game winning streak into Game 3 in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Game 4 is Friday.
Teams that have won the first two home games in the final series have gone on to win the Stanley Cup 31 times in 33 opportunities. However, one of the missed opportunities came last season, when the Detroit Red Wings won the first two games at home and lost Game 7 at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins.