The Morning After: Philly Flies Past 'Hawks
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 14, 2010 3:30PM
Philly Flies Past 'Hawks
The Blackhawks saw an opportunity to pick up another win pass them by as they fell in the closing seconds to Philadelphia 3-2 yesterday. After a scoreless first two periods, the Flyers struck first in the third to take a 1-0 lead but Kris Versteeg netted a power-play goal to tie the game up. Later in the third, Hossa, who had an assist on Versteeg's goal, scored himself to give the 'Hawks the 2-1 lead. But with just over two minutes left, the Flyers scored again and Chris Pronger slipped one just past Cristobal Huet in the final seconds to give the Flyers the victory. There's no rest, though, as the 'Hawks take to the ice early tomorrow for a brunchtime match-up against the Washington Caps (11:30 a.m., NBC).
Despite having the last shot twice - in regulation and first overtime - Illinois squandered both chances and ultimately lost to Ohio State 88-81 in double OT in the Big 10 tourney semis. Demetri McCamey led Illinois with 22 points and D.J. Richardson added 15 in the losing effort. Despite the loss, the Illini figure to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament when the brackets are unveiled tomorrow night.