Stanley Cup Finals 2010: Flyers Win Game Three in OT

The Philadelphia Flyers won game three of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals in overtime on Wednesday, June 2, against the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3.

The play makers for the Philadelphia Flyers were Claude Giroux with 1 goal and 2 assists, Danny Briere with 1 goal and 1 assist, Scott Hartnell with 1 goal and 1 assist, Ville Leino with 1 goal, Matt Carle with 2 assists, Chris Pronger with 1 assist and Braydon Coburn with 1 assist.

Patrick Kane had 1 goal and 1 assist, Duncan Keith had 1 goal, Brent Sopel had 1 goal, Jonathan Toews had 1 assist, John Madden had 1 assist, Marian Hossa had 1 assist and Ben Eager had 1 assist for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Video replay was required on two of the Flyers’ goals. One counted and one didn’t. Claude Giroux goal wasn’t in question.

“I tried to get a stick on it, and it just trickled in,” Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers said. “Our line started playing well, so anytime your line’s going you just play better I think. The whole team just showed up tonight, and we really wanted that win.

“Desperation was the key word, I think. It’s almost do or die.”

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said Giroux, who has nine postseason goals, was loose all day.

“He was smiling all day, came to the arena and had a great game. Talented kid,” Laviolette said.

“Right now it looks like they have the momentum in the series,” Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks said. “But if we take Game 4, then we put ourselves in a great position to go back and play in front of our home crowd and hopefully win it there.”

“It’s a tough way to lose, especially in OT when you work as hard as you did,” Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews said. “We had the lead in the third and they kind of came right back and took the momentum away.”

The Blackhawks now lead the series 2-1. Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals will take place Friday, June 4 in Philadelphia.

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