CHICAGO (AP) -The Philadelphia Flyers aren't fretting about starting the Stanley Cup finals with a loss.
The Flyers, after all, have faced bigger deficits before. They overcame a slew of injuries to barely make the playoffs, then rallied from three games down in the second round to survive elimination, beat the Boston Bruins and advance.
So after their 6-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1, the Flyers expressed calm and confidence after practice Sunday.
Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette pulled goalie Michael Leighton for Brian Boucher in the opener, but named Leighton the starter for Game 2. But the players say the decision doesn't matter to them. They are focused on strengthening their defense in front of the net.