Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Flyers vs. Penguins Preview

This post isn't just a preview for game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It's a preview for the series. And it's going to be one helluva series. As the world knows, there is no love lost between the Pen and the Flyers. The Penguins, to Flyers fans, are a bunch of pretty boys who the refs always make calls for. Kind of like this guy.
And let's face it. He always gets the call.

This is of course contrasted by what Pittsburgh fans think of Philly. A though most people share about the Flyers. When they think Flyers, they think of this.
And let's face it. Philly fans like that teams fear us. And that's what I want to see from the Penguins tonight. Fear. And I want to see fight from the Flyers. Not fisticuffs, because that will only benefit the Penguins. With NHL darling Crosby on the ice, most calls will go the way of the Penguins. So the Flyers need to play efficient hockey, protect the puck, and score. They need to score first too. The Penguins have a high powered offense, and Malkin and Crosby are the focal point for their offense. So the Flyers need to nip that in the bud, and score first. If they can play a clean game, and score first just 4 times, they will win this series.

And hopefully push Crosby around a little bit in the process.

No comments:

Post a Comment