Posted by: Tom Duch | May 27, 2010

Two Teams, One Cup

Don’t expect any hideous videos here, just good old fashion hockey talk. Now that you sickos are done reminiscing about the most grotesque thing ever put on the internet, let’s get down to the breakdown of Lord Stanley’s Cup.

After a request from a fellow writer, I have decided to put together the first hockey blog in the 1+ year existence of Duchisms.  What better time to start than with a story about the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Philadelphia loves the underdog story, à la Rocky, and the story of this years’ Flyers is one that rivals the path of the Italian Stallion.

Just to make the playoffs Philly had to beat the Rangers on the final day of the regular season.  The Flyers outlasted New York, beating them on penalty shots to advance to the playoffs as a seven seed.

In the first round, Philly easily dispensed of the Devils (4-1), to earn a date with the Bruins in round two.  In what can be seen as a monumental comeback or an epic collapse, the Flyers trailed 3-0 in the series, only to come all the way back with the reverse sweep to take the series in seven games.

After another dominant series against the Canadiens (4-1), the Flyers now find themselves fighting for a spot on Lord Stanley’s Cup.  The only thing that stands in the way of a historic and improbable run, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Clark W. Griswold and the Blackhawks.

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