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2010 Stanley Cup finals: Michael Leighton to start Game 6

Jun 8, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT

leighton2.jpgPhiladelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was coy about it, but it appears that the team will start Michael Leighton for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. The official Flyers Twitter feed announced it.

Leighton’s home record is a staggering 6-0 and he’s been a mostly steady presence for the team, so I think it’s a reasonable move for Laviolette to give him a chance to bounce back from a rough Game 5 performance. Sunday’s game saw the journeyman netminder get pulled by the first intermission after allowing three goals. Naturally, that rough start made some speculate that Brian Boucher should get the nod for tomorrow’s elimination game.

The Flyers already made their decision, but I’m wondering: what do you think? Should the Flyers remain loyal to Leighton or go in a different direction by giving Boucher a try?

Vote in the poll below.

  1. Mike H - Jun 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Absolutely, Leighton should start. Then again, I want the Blackhawks to win.

  2. grimjack - Jun 8, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Both gave up three goals in game 5. It doesn’t matter who starts if the Flyers don’t take control in front of the crease. Allowing the Hawks to play the entire first period in their end is also a good way to lose.

  3. Go Hawks - Jun 8, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Gee, tough question….I guess it depends on whether you want a sieve (Leighton) or a funnel (Boucher) between the pipes………

  4. connor macfag - Jun 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    phillllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy sssssucks big ol cock on weeekend and why are you commenting on this you losers>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>8===========>…..()(.)(.) 😉

  5. One Goal 2010 - Jun 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    I think it’s the right thing for Leighton to be in net. He’s deserved it.
    With that said, did you see Laviolette’s “coy” response to questions about who he was going to use tonight? Paraphrasing, he said: What a ridiculous question. Are you asking the Blackhawks who they are putting in net tonight? Why wouldn’t I use Leighton? He’s done a great job through the series.
    Ummmm, Mr. Laviolette… the reason they ask who you are putting in is due to the fact YOU PULLED LEIGHTON OUT OF NET TWICE in this series. The Blackhawks have stuck with Niemi and therefore, they are not asked that question.

  6. Jerry H - Jun 9, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    You are the reason the rest off the world hates Chicago. Go back to having sex with your deep sish pizza, bum.

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