Philadelphia Flyers (6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2)
Pittsburgh leads series 1-0.
You know the Flyers are going to try and bring it today. They will go to the net hard, they will go to the boards hard and they'll try to throw the Pens off their game by being physical.
The Pens need to counter that by being smart and taking advantage of the chances they get.
This feels like a good game for the role players to step up. You know the Flyers are going to focus on shutting down Malkin and Crosby. A few goals from the third or fourth line guys would go a long way towards winning today. You know they're capable. Make it happen.
Talbot could be back in the lineup. If I'm Therrien, I might leave things the way they are, but they could use Talbot's speed on that fourth line. I'm not sure who you bench. Hall maybe? I think you need Laraque in case of any funny business.
Huge game. The Flyers will have all the momentum if they go back to Philly with a split. They'll be one step away from destruction if they go down 2-0.
Let's Go Pens!