Monday, May 12, 2008

Playoff Game #12 - at Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins (2) at Philadelphia Flyers (6)

Pittsburgh leads series 2-0.

I think the same thing applies in this series as the previous series, namely that you'd love to get a split in Philly.

I think Game 3 is the most critical so far in these playoffs. If the Flyers gain momentum and win both games at home, the pressure will be squarely on the Pens coming back to Pittsburgh. If the Pens can earn the split (at a minimum), the Flyers' season would essentially be over.

Braydon Coburn is likely out for Game 3 as he required over 50 stitches to close the gash in his head. His eye was also swollen shut. Ryan Parent will likely start in his place. Parent only played 22 games this year, and wasn't heavily used when he did play. You know what that means? Get ready for another 25+ minute performance from THIS guy:

Derian Hatcher takes a minute to reflect on the importance of Game 3.

The Pens have played pretty well during the first two games of the series. They'll need to step it up if they want to win a game in Philly.

Here are the highlights from the other night. The Kennedy / Upshall smackdown is the first thing in the highlights package. If that doesn't get you fired up, I don't know what will.

Except maybe for this:

Let's Go Pens!

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