Hossa gave the Blackhawks the lead, knocking in the rebound after
The crowd was still roaring when Eager beat Leighton glove side from just behind the circle for his first playoff goal - and his first overall since April 7.
The goals were a stunning setback for Leighton, who had stood his ground before that after getting pulled in Game 1, when he gave up five goals on 20 shots in a 6-5 loss to the Blackhawks.
After tying an
Carcillo tried to run into Chicago's
In Game 1, the Flyers outshot Chicago 17-9 in taking a 3-2 lead into the first intermission. Things were considerably tighter Monday as Chicago outshot Philadelphia 9-3 in the first - and the Blackhawks got their first power play of the finals, 74 minutes and 48 seconds into the series.
After two periods, Chicago had outshot the Flyers 22-18.
The Flyers didn't have a good scoring opportunity until Richards broke free about 7 1/2 minutes into the second, but Niemi stopped him with his right blocker. He also had a big glove save on Carcillo's slap shot midway through the period.
Both teams are looking to end lengthy championship droughts.
The last time the Blackhawks won it all, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita led the way in 1961. Coach Joe Quenneville was just a toddler back then, but with a deep team led by young stars like Toews and Patrick Kane, they have a chance to end that drought.
They finished second in the
For Philadelphia, the road to the finals was not an easy one.
They withstood a coaching change, a slew of injuries during the regular season and postseason, and had to win a play-in game just to make the playoffs. Then, they fell behind 3-0 in the series and in Game 7 before rallying to beat Boston in the conference semifinals.