So much for the Flyers grabbing momentum. On this night, game 5, the Philadelphia gang were big losers, falling 7-4 to the invigorated Chicagoans, and now find themselves on the edge of the Grand Canyon. And the Hawks are poised to push them over.
Of course it’s never over till it’s over, and with the Flyers, who knows? They love finding themselves in deep holes and climbing out again. But the Grand Canyon is a pretty big hole to climb out of.
All in all, on this night, Chicago was the much better team.
It’s hard for me to drum up any kind of excitement one way or the other, though. The Habs are gone, and in this corner, there’s no second favourite team. And we don’t even see any good bench-clearing brawls anymore.
No Habs and no brawls. Shit.