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This one's going to be a bloodbath
Now the main event. The Penguins and the Flyers. Pennsylvania divided.
The injuries the Flyers suffered this season will make it tough to beat the Pens. Yes, the Flyers owned the Pens this year, but with Malkin and Crosby healthy, it’s hard to pick against the Pens. In fact you’d have to be crazy to do it.
Call me crazy.
I like the way the Flyers match up against the Penguins, injured or not. This series will be a bloodbath, if the last few meetings between these two teams during the regular season was any indication.
The edge the Flyers hold? Goaltending. Whether you’re a Fleury believer or not, he has not been great this year. On the other hand, the Flyers have Bryzgalov and Babrosky as options in net. If Fleury struggles, who will the Pens turn to?
The fact is, in order to win, the Pens have to score at least three, and that’s a lot in playoff hockey—not unreasonable, but not likely. Flyers in seven.
This is going to be one wild ride. Buckle up hockey fans, it’s going to be a great postseason!