PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have been absent on the scoresheet the first two games of the Stanley Cup final.
That's fine with the Chicago Blackhawks stars as long as they keep winning. The Blackhawks lead the Flyers 2-0 entering Wednesday night's Game 3 in Philadelphia.
Kane hasn't scored in six straight games; Toews in four straight.
Yes, both players would like to start scoring. But their absence in the goal column hasn't affected the Blackhawks in the win column. Chicago has won seven straight games in the playoffs and 10 of 11.
The home-ice advantage might not mean as much as usual in Philly. The Blackhawks are 7-1 on the road this postseason as they try and win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1961.