#1 - Dustin Byfuglien (F - CHI) - Byfulgien had a huge night for the Hawks. He scored twice, added two assists, and delivered a classic hit on Chris Pronger.
#2 - Kris Versteeg (F - CHI) - Versteeg scored late in the first period and added two assists for Chicago.
#3 - Ville Leino (F - PHI) - Leino continues to shine under the radar for the Flyers. He had 3 assists in the game, giving him 19 point in 18 games in the playoffs.
#4 - Brent Seabrook (D - CHI) - Seabrook kicked off the scoring and added an assist for the Chicago.
- Chris Pronger played nearly half the game, and was a miserable -5 on the night with 0 points.
- On the other side of the puck, Marian Hossa somehow managed to finish the game with 0 points and a -3 rating, despite 7 goals being scored by the Hawks. Fortunately for Hossa, his teammates have been picking up the slack, otherwise, there would be a firestorm of attention on his poor post-season.
- Michael Leighton was pulled for the 2nd time in the series after allowing 3 goals on 13 shots. Brian Boucher didn't fare much better, allowing 3 on 14 shots. Expect the Flyers to go back to Leighton once more in game 6.
- Antti Niemi didn't have his best night between the pipes either, as he surrendered 4 goals on 27 shots.
Conn Smythe Trophy Update:
Pronger lost a slight step in the race with a poor showing last night. Here are the top candidates:
1. Antti Niemi
2. Jonathan Toews
3. Danny Briere