No one, I mean no one could have predicted this series
The Pittsburgh Penguins have gone from Stanley Cup favorite to absolute disaster. The Philadelphia Flyers entered the series without any fear of the Penguins. They felt they matched up well and had a decent shot of winning the series against their cross state rivals.
Early in Game 1 it looked as if the Penguins were going to take it to the Flyers. It seemed like the Flyers had no answer for their fire power.
Then something happened.
The multimillion dollar goalie Bryzgalov woke up and started playing. Then came the Flyers offense. The Flyers have woken up and started scoring. They have scored 20, yes 20 goals in three games.
On top of everything else, all world goalie Marc Andre Fleury seems to have lost his mojo. Not only is he allowing guys to score, he is scoring on himself.
The Wheels seem to have come off the freight train in Pittsburgh. They have one game left to prove themselves and can earn another if they play to their potential.
One last thing—the absolute craziest thing of all in this series is the Penguins are so far off of their game they are playing cheap, taking stupid penalties, dropping the gloves, etc. If the Penguins don’t right the ship they will be talking about next year and what should have been.