Ladd's Late Second Period Goal Gives Blackhawks 3-2 Lead

They're polishing the Cup downstairs at Wachovia Center. After deflating the Flyers with a soft game-tying goal by Patrick Sharp, the Blackhawks took the lead at the 17:43 mark of the second period. Nicklas Hjalmarsson's blast was tipped in front by Andrew Ladd, and the couple hundred Chicago fans in attendance erupted at the result.

The Flyers look dead tired right now. The Sharp goal really took a lot of energy out of the building and out of the team, but if there's one thing you can call this Flyers team, it's resilient. They've fought back plenty of times this season, and they're going to have to now.

Philly knows what's at stake, and after the character they've displayed in these playoffs to date, we should expect them to leave it all out on the ice in the third period. The question is, of course, will it be enough?

20 minutes to go. We could have a champion in 20 minutes.

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