Breaking News

Canada's Consumer Price Index Rises a Less-Than-Forecast 2% in November

Flyers Defeat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, Trail 2-1 in NHL's Stanley Cup Final

Claude Giroux scored an overtime goal to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the third game of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup final.

The Blackhawks lead 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, which resumes tomorrow in Philadelphia.

“The whole team just showed up,” Giroux said in an on-ice interview at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia last night. “We really wanted that win.”

A minute before Giroux’s goal, Flyers fans cheered what they thought was Simon Gagne’s winner. Replay officials ruled the puck didn’t cross the goal line.

“We’re still in a good position,” Chicago’s Patrick Kane said. “Hopefully we can steal one tomorrow and take it back home.”

Danny Briere scored a power-play goal in the first period to put the Flyers ahead 1-0.

Duncan Keith and Brent Sopel got second-period goals for the Blackhawks, separated by a power-play goal for Scott Hartnell of the Flyers.

Kane put the Blackhawks ahead 3-2 less than three minutes into the final period and Philadelphia’s Ville Leino tied the game at 3-3 20 seconds later.

“They’ve battled hard throughout the year and had a lot of ups and downs and they’re just proving themselves again,” Kane said. “It’s going to be a tough task. We knew it wasn’t going to be a cake walk.”

To contact the reporters on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at Sophie Caronello in Washington at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.