CHICAGO (AP) -With racehorse hockey, the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers combined for 11 goals in their opener, the most in a Stanley Cup finals game since 1992.
What is even more startling than the offensive display was how it was achieved.
In Chicago's 6-5 victory over the Flyers on Saturday night, both teams' top lines were shut out and were solidly on the minus side of the ledger.
So what will happen when Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Dustin Byfuglien get going for the Blackhawks, and when Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne find their rhythm for the Flyers? Could it be 11-10 in Game 2 on Monday night?
Most likely not.
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette wouldn't reveal if he was sticking with Michael Leighton, who was pulled after yielding five goals in Game 1, or going back to Brian Boucher.