The Flyers won the Eastern Conference Finals four games to one and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals where they will meet the Chicago Blackhawks. The Flyers are solid underdogs in Stanley Cup odds in the series against Chicago that begins on Saturday.
2010 Stanley Cup betting odds on the Flyers have had them underdogs quite a bit in the playoffs so they will be right at home being underdogs against Chicago in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Flyers were able to get past Montreal in five games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Philadelphia got an excellent game from Mike Richards on Monday night as they eliminated Montreal. He scored a highlight goal in the first period that tied the game and he made his presence felt throughout the game. The shorthanded goal he scored to tie the game was one that turned the momentum of the game. Montreal goaltender Jaroslav Halak and defenseman Roman Hamrlik collided trying to clear the puck and Richards dived and got between them and then got up and put the puck into the net. That goal turned the tide and Philadelphia scored the next two goals. The Flyers have been getting great goaltending from Michael Leighton and he held the Canadians to just two goals on Monday night.
The Flyers have been the ultimate underdog story this season in 2010 Stanley Cup betting. They needed a shootout goal in the last game of the regular season just to make the playoffs. They were left for dead in their series against Boston before coming back from a three games to none deficit.
Philadelphia will be in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1997.
They have not won a Stanley Cup title since winning in back-to-back years in 1974 and 1975. The Flyers have lost in each of their last five trips to the Stanley Cup finals. They will be underdogs in 2010 Stanley Cup betting against Chicago.
Philadelphia has had some recent success as a sports town since the Phillies won it all in 2008. That is the only title that Philadelphia has won though in the major sports since 1983. The Flyers will try and do what the Phillies did a couple of years ago and win as an underdog as they face the Blackhawks in 2010 Stanley Cup betting.