Here's what I've seen, but maybe I'm blind. This has been a great series. Both teams have had segments of games when they shut the other down. As everyone has been so fond of saying, Philly could have easily won either of the first two games. Well guess what. Chicago could've easily won game three and/or four. Not buying it? Really? Well, the Blackhawks dominated the first five minutes of OT in game 3, but didn't score. Philly wins. One bounce goes the right way in that first five, and game over. Game four was a wipeout you say? I call BS. Hawks had a couple of defensive lapses in the first. They outshot the Flyers in the period, and held them without a shot for over 10 minutes. In the third, the Hawks fell behind by 3 goals, cut it to 2 on the 5 on 3 PP, then scored a flukey goal late to cut it to 4-3. Twice in the last five minutes, Chicago was within inches of tying the game up. Would you expect the Flyers to blow a 3 goal lead in regulation, and then come back to win in OT? I sure wouldn't. If either one of these games go Chicago's way, we are expecting the Hawks to close the door today. Yet some say they have been outplayed most of the way? Whatever.
I am done with predictions, precaps, whatever. This has been incredible. As a fan, I feel lucky to be witnessing it. I give tons of credit to the Flyers. They are better than most of us had given them credit for. It's simply that the Blackhawks looked so good against Vancouver and San Jose that it just didn't seem possible to shut these guys down. You'll get no whining here about the refs. I may not like the way that has gone, but I feel that the deserving team has won each of the first four games, and really, what more can you ask for?
I'm at a loss for words. This is a huge one tonight. Probably the winner of tonight's game holds the cup by weeks end. Probably. But we shall see.