For anyone that thought the 2010 Stanley Cup betting series was going to end in a Chicago Blackhawks sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers, here’s a little salt in your eye: Flyers 4, Hawks 3.
In their Game 3 victory over the Flyers proved to the hockey betting world and –more importantly- to the Blackhawks that there’s still plenty of hockey left to play in this NHL odds contest and this series is far from over. If anything, this Stanley Cup betting series is just getting started as the series is now nearly level at 2-1 with the next game in this hockey betting matchup in Philly, in front of their rabid fans.
Philly bounced back beautifully and responded when the team’s back was against the wall just like it’s done throughout the NHL playoff betting action. In yet another 1-goal victory, the third such margin of victory in three Stanley Cup betting contests this year, the Flyers finally took control of a game and got the puck to bounce the right way for once.
Nearly everyone on the Philly roster stepped up big in Game 3 and it’s hard to say that one player or the other was the hero. But one player that did have a tremendous impact on this hockey betting score but didn’t necessarily show up in the box score was Flyer defense man Chris Pronger. Pronger was everywhere in this Stanley Cup betting contest; body checking on end, stealing pucks, leading the break and setting up several goals in this hockey betting matchup. Although he officially only had one assist on the stat sheet, he was the Flyers MVP in this hockey betting contest.
Philly came out attacking early and drew first blood with a goal just four minutes into the 1st period by Danny Briere on the power play. He was set up by Scott Hartnell and Braydon Corburn, players that also figured prominently into the Flyers win. Briere and Hartnell both finished with goal and an assist, but the stat king for Philly and man who scored the winning goal was Claude Giroux who finished with 1 goal and 2 assists.
Despite losing the NHL betting contest there were several bright spots for the Hawks. Goalie Antti Niemi was very good despite allowing 4 goals (28 impressive saves) and Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews finally got on the scorer’s sheet, although the outcome was not what the team hoped for.