From: Gonzalez, John

To: Fox, Ashley; Parent, Bernie

Subject: Game 5 rewind

The first two games the Flyers played in Chicago were losses, but they were also close affairs that could have gone in their favor. Game 5 wasn't nearly as competitive. The Flyers looked lost from the moment the puck dropped.

What went wrong for the Orange and Black and why?

From: Parent, Bernie

To: Fox, Ashley; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Game 5 rewind

It's not that anything went wrong with the Flyers as much is what the Blackhawks did right. This was a must-win game for them. They knew they did not want to come back to Philly for Game 6 one game down.

This is going seven games.

From: Fox, Ashley

To: Gonzalez, John; Parent, Bernie

Subject: Game 5 rewind

The Flyers have the Blackhawks right where they want them. Seriously, I don't think either team can win on the road. The Flyers certainly have been virtually unbeatable at the Wachovia Center. I'd be shocked if there wasn't a Game 7.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Fox, Ashley; Parent, Bernie

Subject: Game 5 rewind

Michael Leighton might disagree with the assessment that nothing went wrong. I can think of at least one goal he'd like to have back. And Chris Pronger got hammered in the plus-minus column and by huge hits.

You guys might be right, though, that the Flyers will rebound on Wednesday. Trying to figure out this team is close to impossible.

From: Parent, Bernie

To: Fox, Ashley; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Game 5 rewind

Leighton always comes back big after a slight setback. And when it gets to Game 7, the gloves are off.  There is no home ice advantage when it's for the Cup.