Scott Reynolds has some superb analysis of game 1 scoring chances. I thought I'd look at some of the various metrics we could use to evaluate the game:
|CHI EV||PHI EV||CHI PP||PHI PP||CHI SH||PHI SH||PCT|
A mere counting of the shots shows some of what happened in the game - Philadelphia got a lot of shots off on the PP, while Chicago accomplished nothing - but the even-strength shots and shots with the score tied tell somewhat of a distorted story. Philadelphia's EV shots were significantly closer to the net - both by distance, and by total. So 'close shots' - below the face-off circles and between the dots - were significantly in Philly's favor, along with overall recorded scoring chances.
This was Philadelphia's game to win. Chicago failed to control puck possession and Antti Niemi had a disaster of a game. Unfortunately, Michael Leighton played like the guy who brought a .902 career save percentage into the playoffs. Chicago has shown the ability to dominate teams of Philly's caliber - the Flyers had better hope it doesn't start in game 2.