2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6: Flyers to fight for their lives in OT
Philadelphia Flyers 3, Chicago Blackhawks 3
Blackhawks lead series 3-3
At this point, it’s almost cliche to talk about the resiliency of the Flyers. But here we are, as they tied up the game late in the 3rd period to send Game 6 into overtime.
The Hawks came out initially in the period controlling play, not allowing the Flyers to get a shot on net for over 10 minutes of play. Yet the later in the period it went, the more the Hawks would start to sit back and let the Flyers to attack and attack.
Thanks to some big Antti Niemi saves, the Hawks held onto the lead until Scott Hartnell knocked in the game-tying goal when a puck was bounced around the crease off a Ville Leino centering pass.
This will be one hell of an overtime. The Hawks are playing to win the Stanley Cup while the Flyers are hoping to prolong their season one more period.