By Zane Miller
On Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers at Wachovia Center (now Wells Fargo Center) in Philadelphia to win the 96th Stanley Cup Finals four games to two. It was the fourth Stanley Cup championship for the Blackhawks franchise, and the fourth that was won in Pennsylvania. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.
5. #28 Claude Giroux (Flyers)- F
Giroux took player of the game honors in game three, as he got one goal and two assists as the Flyers won it 4-3 in overtime.
4. #88 Patrick Kane (Blackhawks)- F
Kane grabbed player of the game honors in game six, getting a goal and two assists as the Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime to win their first Stanley Cup in 49 years.
3. #22 Troy Brouwer (Blackhawks)- F
Brouwer got player of the game in game one, scoring two goals and one assist to help the Blackhawks to the 6-5 win.
2. #33 Dustin Byfuglien (Blackhawks)- D
Byfuglien was game five’s player of the game, as he earned a pair of goals and a pair of assists as the Blackhawks won it 7-3.
1. #31 Antti Niemi (Blackhawks)- G
Niemi scored player of the game honors in game two, getting 32 saves on 33 shots in the Blackhawks’ 2-1 victory.
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