Now that Chicago's streak is most likely going to end (5-2 in the 3rd period) and the Flyers record is gonna remain unbeaten for now, I can happily say that Chicago's streak was extremely good for the hockey world.
Coming out of the lockout, the Hawks made hockey relevant. They were front story on ESPN almost every night they played. The debate about the Heat vs the Hawks was cool. Honestly, it was just all around awesome for the game.
With that being said. Thank GOD it's over...30 games was way too close
Imagine if they team that stopped the streak were the Stars. Because they Minnesota North Stars were the ones who stopped the Flyers streak.
The score of that game was 7-1. The Flyers were drained, actually led 1-0, but the last game of a 6-game road trip and three games in four nights caught up to them. It was only 3-1 past the midway point and the Flyers scored to make it 3-2, but the goal was blown away by the cheery Bob Myers who then called a penalty on the Flyers. The momentum changed at that point and the North Stars almost immediately scored.
Minnesota was also an awesome home home, one loss in about 20 games at that point and their crowd could be electric when the opponent was a top team or rival.
The teams met later in the playoffs and Bill Barber had one of the best series ever, both offensively and defensively, he was phenomenal. That series was among the most lopsided as I recall in terms of penalties, 40-15 (or something similar), in favor of the North Stars, it seemed the Flyers were always on the kill. One of the North Stars' players said it was the best defensive show he'd had ever seen.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 03-09-2013 at 02:27 PM.
Looking through the Blues board that seems to have been the case all season. Personally I've seen too few games with the Blues to have an opinion on that matter.
I watched a lot of their playoff games last year. I really like Pietrangelo a lot. I thought he was going to be a favorite to win the Norris this year but it looks like Shattenkirk has a better chance now.