Saturday, March 03, 2007

Game #65 - vs Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers (17-37-10, 44 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (34-21-9, 77 pts)

Prior meetings:
Penguins 5, Flyers 4 (SO) on February 8th at Philadelphia
Penguins 5, Flyers 3 on January 13th at Philadelphia
Penguins 8, Flyers 4 on December 13th at Pittsburgh
Penguins 5, Flyers 3 on November 20th at Philadelphia
Penguins 3, Flyers 2 on November 13th at Pittsburgh
Penguins 8, Flyers 2 on October 28th at Philadelphia
Penguins 4, Flyers 0 on October 5th at Pittsburgh

I can't tell you how much fun I had compiling the list of the Pens seven prior victories over the Flyers. It's a beautiful thing to see the Penguins on the left side of each of the scores above, isn't it?

Having said that, the Pens are going to have to bring their "A" game to the Igloo against the Flyers. You know those lovely fellows from Philly aren't going to want to go 0-8 against the Pens. You also know they'd love to put a dent in the playoff hopes of the Flightless Birds. They managed to pepper Boston with 55 shots the other night in a win. Let's hope the Pens can keep the defense going well enough to prevent that kind of outbreak.

Flyers blog -
The Flyers bloggers have seemed to lose some enthusiasm for writing about their team. Can't say I blame them - I remember what it was like last year writing about a dismal Penguins team. However, takes special notice of how quickly Peter Forsberg's foot has healed now that he's in a playoff race. It's like magic!

The Pens are going to need a strong effort to get a win against the Flyers. They'll face new Flyers goalie Martin Biron, who played the Pens and earned a win earlier this year. Let's hope the Pens can avoid a similar fate.

Let's Go Pens!

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