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

Jan 23, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

Sergei Bobrovsky;

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.

  1. mukbill - Jan 23, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Pierre’s latest insight…. What an unsung hero Hossa is. Most teams don’t pay $5+ million for unsung heroes.

    Anyone else tired of his Wing worship? Especially his crush on Lidstom? Give me Pronger over Lidstrom any time.

  2. cct53 - Jan 23, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Just a comment about the” new tone” that has now found its’ way into sports analysis.
    I’ve been a hockey fan for 40 years, and I never knew that “fighting” was allowed in professional hockey. Then, in between the first and second periods, Mike and Pierre got into a “heated” discussion about “hockey head shots” Milbury was steamed about the “babyproofing” of hockey. I was shocked to see that Milbury was still on air for the second period. I’m so glad that there was an immediate disclaimer on the bottom of the screen telling me that “The opinions expressed are those of the analysts…”
    But the play-by play announcer keeps saying the words “Shoots and ” Fires” Perhaps you should think about hiring Dick Button to do the play by play analysis….

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