Former Flyers Watch, Week 9: Blackhawks Reign Supreme, Win Stanley Cup

Patrick Sharp and the Blackhawks win themselves another Stanley Cup. Read on to see how several former Flyers fared in the Final.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins – Blackhawks win series 4-2

Patrick Sharp:

Week 3: Though Sharp failed to score a point in the last two games of the Stanley Cup Final, he was an integral part of the Blackhawks’ win. In every series of this postseason, he’s contributed in a number of ways, and finished the playoffs with a total of 16 points (10 goals, six assists).

Week 2: Sharp’s point-less streak ended in Game 2, and he’s scored two goals in his last three games, including a power play goal in Game 4. He currently has 16 points in 20 playoff games.

Week 1: It seems like Patrick Sharp’s postseason prowess has lost some of its edge, as he has now gone four games without recording a point. He won 80% of his faceoffs in Game 1 against the Bruins, and took eight shots, though he failed to capitalize on any.

Dan Carcillo:

Week 3: It will be interesting to see if Dan Carcillo gets his name engraved on the Stanley Cup his team just won. The rule is that a player must appear in at least 41 regular-season games or one Stanley Cup Final game to be eligible. However, it was a lockout-shortened season and the Blackhawks played 47 games, 23 of which Carcillo appeared in.

Week 2: In Games 2-4, Carcillo continued to be a healthy scratch.

Week 1: Carcillo still remains a healthy scratch for the Blackhawks. He has not played since May 18 against Detroit.

Michal Handzus:

Week 3: Like Patrick Sharp, Handzus failed to record a point in the final two games against Boston, but was a key contributor to the Blackhawks throughout the playoffs. In 23 postseason games, he had a total of three goals and eight assists.

Week 2: Handzus has two points in his last three games, with a shorthanded goal in Game 4. He did not have a good Game 3, taking just one shot and not having any success in the faceoff circle, but bounced back with that shorty in Game 4.

Week 1: ‘Zus played a couple of shifts short of thirty minutes in Game 1 against Boston, but did not make a difference on the scoresheet. He took one shot on goal, won half of his faceoffs, and was -1 on the night.

Ray Emery:

Week 3: Despite not playing in any postseason games this go-’round, Emery will likely still have his name engraved on the Cup. It’s well-deserved, too, as he was phenomenal for Chicago during the regular season, with a 17-1-3 record in 21 games.

Week 2: Still no Emery for the Blackhawks, and considering Crawford’s record this postseason, it’s 99.9% likely that Razor Ray will not take the ice for the Hawks until sometime next season.

Week 1: Emery remains as Corey Crawford’s backup, having not seen any ice time since the regular season.

Jaromir Jagr:

Week 3: The goal drought that plagued Jagr throughout the postseason came to an end in Game 6, but only because the Bruins were defeated. Though Jagr did not score any points, he had three assists against Chicago and a total of ten in the playoffs.

Week 2: Jagr has recorded three points in his last two games against the Blackhawks, including two in Game 4. Through 20 playoff games, he’s still yet to score a goal.

Week 1: In just under 34 minutes of ice time in Game 1 against Chicago, Jagr only took one shot on goal and was unsuccessful. That makes two games in a row that he has failed to record a point, after two consecutive games of doing so.

Dennis Seidenberg:

Week 3: Seidenberg provided many a contribution throughout the postseason, but in the final three games against Chicago, he struggled. He was -5 in those three games, though he was trying, as he took five shots on goal. Overall, he had a strong performance in the playoffs and was a big help to his Bruins team.

Week 2: Despite not recording a goal in Games 2-4 against Chicago, Seidenberg remains an important component of his Bruins team. With a total of 13 hits in those three games, and his team-leading ice time in Games 4 and 5, it’s easy to see that Seidenberg is incredibly valuable in all situations.

Week 1: Seidenberg led all skaters in ice time in the first game against the Blackhawks at 48:36 minutes, including 3:18 minutes on the penalty kill. He attempted one shot on goal in 57 shifts, but though he did not score, he continues to be a big factor for the Bruins.