Norwegian recognized the Stanley Cup victory
Chicago’s Dustin Byfuglien (25) scored twice and had two assists tonight.
Blackhawks are one win away from Stanley Cup triumph. With 7-4 victory over Philadelphia Flyers Chicago Blackhawks took the lead in the best of seven games series. So far, Chicago has won three matches, Philadelphia two. Wednesday Chicago could secure the trophy – in a game six – played in Philadelphia. It will give Blackhawks the first Stanley Cup trophy since 1961.
Byfuglien’s great great grandparents came from the Geilo, but emigrated to the United States. In the match Monday night, the Minneapolis-boy was in great shape with two goals and two assist.
“After two losses against them in Philadelphia, we had to show that we have not given up this final series. We had to fight back with style and strength,” said Byfuglien.
Flyers defense Chris Prong has stopped many big stars in his career, but was on the ice at all six of the away team conceded seven. “They went out aggressively, and we managed not to answer their intensity or physicality,” admitted Prong.
He hopes Philadelphia Flyers powers to turn back in the sixth game, played on home ice. With losses in their own arena so is the dream of Stanley Cup trophy broken their part.
“It seems that we play better at home, and where we have fans with us,” said Prong.
Chicago has not won the Stanley Cup since 1961. They also won in 1934 and 1938. The team is coached by Joel Quenneville.