Posted: Jun 4, 2010 9:24 PM by Jordan Mason
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mike Richards, Matt Carle and Claude Giroux all scored first-period goals and the Philadelphia Flyers hung on to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Friday night to even the Stanley Cup finals at 2-all.
Game 5 is Sunday night in Chicago.
Jeff Carter scored an empty-netter in the final seconds to help the Flyers become the first team this series to win a game by more than one goal. The Flyers, trying to win their first title since
1975, nearly let the win slip away in the third.
Leading 4-1 early in the period, Chicago's Dave Bolland and Brian Campbell scored late goals to slice the deficit to one.
The home team has won all four games this series - a factor that certainly favors the Blackhawks in Game 5.
Ville Leino also scored for the Flyers.
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