SMJ Cup Playoffs


One Period for the Win



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Philadelphia Leads 3-1

Philadelphia had a solid first period and then withstood a furious Detroit attack over the final 40 minutes to now be on the verge of the franchise's first NFHL championship, though not the city's first. The Flyers started with Carey Wilson's 15th playoff goal just 52 seconds after puck drop and the Flyers were up 4-0 after 20 minutes. Lyle Odelein had 2 of those goals and John LeClair had the other as the Flyers outshot Detroit 12-7.  Over the next 40 minutes, Detroit out shot Philadelphia 25-14, but couldn't get much past Tom Barasso. Denis Savard and Brent Ashton scored the Detroit goals in the 2nd period to give the Wings a glimmer of hope. Mike Keane snuffed that hope out with a 3rd period marker to make it a final of 5-2.  Game #5 is back in Detroit where the Red Wings will have to do what they did to the Colorado Rockies and start their comeback down 3-1.  Can they do it two series in a row?