commentary on Politics and a little bit of everything else

Blackhawks take a 3-2 lead in the NHL Pro-Hockey finals…..

[ Brent Seabrook, left, who scored Chicago’s first goal, and Philadelphia’s Danny Briere fighting for the puck in Game 5. ]

I don’t really follow Pro Ice Hockey…

But I thought…. Why not highlight the finals in the sport with a post?….

The Chicago Blackhawks finally figured out how to beat Chris Pronger, the Philadelphia defenseman who had been a one-man wrecking crew through the first four games of the finals, and they beat him again and again Sunday night.

With Pronger on the ice or in the penalty box for every one of Chicago’s goals, the Blackhawks rolled to a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers and took a 3-2 lead in the series. They are one win from lifting the Stanley Cup and ending the N.H.L.’s longest current Cup drought, dating to 1961.

Game 6 is Wednesday, and the Flyers must hope that the home team will continue to win every game in this series, as it has done so far.

On Sunday, Chicago’s sleeping stars — Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Dustin Byfuglien — were awake and playing again as they had before they met the Flyers. But they were doing so on separate lines.

Byfuglien, whom Pronger had reduced to insignificance in this series, broke out with two goals and two assists and added a thunderous hit on Pronger.

“He made a big imprint on the outcome of the game tonight,” Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville said.

“I don’t know,” Pronger said, uncharacteristically flustered, when asked about the Blackhawks’ torrid first period, which ended with the Flyers trailing, 3-0. “I don’t really — I don’t know what the reason was. They came out hard like we knew they were going to, and we didn’t answer that.”

In all, six Blackhawks scored goals.

The loss was the Flyers’ first in Games 4 through 7 of any of their playoff series this spring, dropping their record in those games to 9-1.

Now Philadelphia, resilient as it has been this postseason, stands on the brink of record-tying ignominy. The Flyers are one defeat from becoming only the second team to lose six Stanley Cup finals in a row, after the 1933-40 Maple Leafs.

Quenneville entered Game 5 with a problem — what to do about the dominating Pronger.


June 7, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Projections, Sports, Travel, Updates | , , ,


  1. Suck it Pronger! Big Buff is up in yo face!

    Comment by Illinois Jim | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. Im pullin for the Blackhawks

    Time Chicago won something!

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  3. Sorry, it’s damn near impossible for me to root for a Chicago team–in sports that is.

    Comment by Scott P | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  4. If Chicago wins is Corey going to come here to gloat?

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  5. Go Blackhawks!

    Obama’s team over Biden’s team!

    Comment by Corey | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  6. Celtics-Lakers update? (They play tomorrow night at the Garden, just in time to depress turnout at the California polls. Maybe the game should be blacked out everywhere in (or near) California but the polling stations and campaign HQ’s, just to encourage voting.)

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 7, 2010 | Reply

    • I see that there has already been a post about this (in fact above this one). I really hate the unnavigability and unmanageability of this site.

      Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 8, 2010 | Reply

      • I just did your Nick Clegg post DSD……

        Comment by jamesb101 | June 8, 2010

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: