Over the last three days arguably the most talked-about opening round series of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs has been the Eastern Conference matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Coming into the series we were promised brutality. We were promised disdain. We were promised blood. Through the first two games it appeared as though all the experts that promised the preceding elements for this series would be proven wrong. That was until Game 3.
Now that all the animosity these two teams have for one another has boiled over, Game 4 promises to be the most exciting game of the entire first round.
The Penguins sit on the brink of an unthinkable sweep at the hands of their cross-state rival. The Flyers have an opportunity to close out the series on home ice, and they’ll be looking to do so as quickly as possible.
Here are the players you need to be watching when the puck drops on what should be an epic Game 4 in Philly.