I will give it to the Philadelphia Flyers players in game three. They out played and out skated the Penguins in that game, and deserved to win game three. Not to mention that Marc-Andres Fleury played a terrible game, which in turn helped the Flyers out greatly.
However, tonight's game four is going to be a much different story than the previous. The Penguins got caught with their pants down, and were playing as if they had a four goal lead to start the game off.
This will not happen tonight by any means. Fleury will be prepared to play, and come out like the goalie we fans from across the NHL saw last year.
Dan Bylsma will have his guys ready to play tonight. He is a coach that does not allow for slack play, and will let his team know it. He was yelling at his team in the regular season for not forechecking when leading 5-0. This is the playoffs, and he will have his guys mentally ready for this game.
The Penguins will not come out flat footed either tonight like they did in game three. Byslma will put out a power line like he usually does in the beginning and ends of periods to try to strike quick and early.
The game is also going to be quite physical which the Penguins can play right into. You could clearly see it the other day when Chris Kunitz blew up Kimmo Timonen.
Oh, and you Flyers fans that all cried that a penalty should have been called are completely wrong. He never left his feet at all he actually fell forward making him take awkward steps. The elbow also never touched Timonen he was falling down as the arm was going forward. Don't believe me? Watch the replay.
So you can just stop the crying now, and hold it off til about two minutes into the game when I'm sure a "blown call" or "bad call" is made in the favor of the Pens.
The Penguins will shutdown the Flyers offense, and contain Richards and Carter as well. A quick goal by the Pens will shut the annoying Flyers fans up, and put the game momentum on their side.
Pens will leave Philadelphia tonight and it's awful fans with a 3-1 series lead. It's OK Philly fans you will have the rest of the playoffs to cry and whine about how the refs gave the series to the Penguins, and that you really should be in the next round. We hear it every year, so we are use to it.
Penguins win tonight 4-2.