Stanley Cup Final, Game 6 Live Blog: Early First Period Reaction From Philadelphia

- After an early flurry from the Blackhawks in the first two shifts, the Flyers have controlled play since. Now at the 3 minute mark, early jitters seem to be in effect for both teams.

- It's a heavy hitting game early. Simon Gagne was fiercely bumped off the puck in the first minute, and Blackhawks bodies were swarming on pucks down low on the first few shifts.

- One thing is for sure: this place is loud. I've been here for a lot of hockey, and this might be the loudest I've ever heard this building. it makes you think the Flyers could be the ones hoisting the Cup tonight.

- When the Hawks get the puck deep in the Flyers end, Philly is having a lot of trouble clearing it out of harms way. They've clogging things up in front of Michael Leighton, but they aren't getting pucks past the blueline. It's making things difficult on their d'men, who they already rely on for a lot of minutes.

- The first big stop? A kick save by Antti Niemi on a Gagne shot about five minutes, 30 seconds in.

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