2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks Win Game 5 Against Flyers

The Chicago Blackhawks won game five of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 6 in Chicago against the Philadelphia Flyers, 7-4.

Dustin Byfuglien led the Chicago Blackhawks with 2 goals and 2 assists. Kris Versteeg had 1 goal and 2 assists, Patrick Kane had 1 goal and 1 assist, Dave Bolland had 1 goal and 1 assist, Patrick Sharp had 1 gial and 1 assist and Brent Seabrook had 1 goal and 1 assist for the Blackhawks. Additional assists were made by Troy Brouwer, Brent Sopel, Andrew Ladd, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith.

Scott Hartnell had 1 goal, Kimmo Timonen had 1 goal and 1 assist, James van Riemsdyk had 1 goal and Simon Gagne scored 1 goal for the Philadelphia Flyers. Assists for the Flyers came from Ville Leino with 3 assists, Danny Briere with 2 assists and Lukas Krajicek with 1 assist.

“I think he got rid of us and started performing. That’s all he needed,” said Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, referring to teammate
Dustin Byfuglien. “He was a force and had some big hits, one on [Chris] Pronger I think everyone remembers.”

“Getting down there two games in their building, we had to come back with some fire and get on them and show them we weren’t going to quit,” Blackhawks’ Dustin Byfuglien said. “Right from the get-go we moved our feet and were physical.”

“We had to change things up. We didn’t really have time to sit and think about who we were playing with. It was kind of like the last second,” Byfuglien said.

“All year we’ve mixed the lines around, and everyone has really played with everyone. So it wasn’t a real big thing. It was just going out there and playing together as a team and moving our feet and doing the right things.”

“We’ve got to go back home now and start all over,” Flyers forward Ville Leino said.

“I think we were ready. We were a little too ready. I think we were a little nervous. Nobody wanted the puck. We didn’t make plays. We were just giving it to the net. We’ve got to be smarter and work harder,” he added.

“We were slow. We turned a lot of pucks over. Where we had all our success in this series was not turning the pucks over, getting the puck in deep,” Flyers captain Mike Richards said.

“We just didn’t have a physical presence as we did the last couple of games.”

The series is now 3-2, Blackhawks leading. Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals will take place Wednesday, June 9 in Philadelphia.

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