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Game of the Week: 0-0 after first period in Chicago

Sergei Bobrovsky;

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


It was a spirited first period but one without any scoring in this Stanley Cup finals rematch in Chicago between the Flyers and Blackhawks.

Chicago had the edge in shots on goal 11-9 and each team had a power play opportunity that went for naught. Sergei Bobrovsky stood out making a couple of acrobatic saves to prevent Chicago from scoring.

We also saw a quick early fight between Bryan Bickell and Scott Hartnell. We’ve gotten a little bit of everything so far and now we’re just lacking some goals. The Blackhawks would like nothing more than to hear “Chelsea Dagger” this afternoon but breaking through the Flyers very passive 1-2-2 forecheck is going to make life difficult.