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Questions for the ECF Coaches

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Michel Therrien and Philadelphia Flyers coach John Stevens were both available for some questions today. 

Below are the transcripts from their respective Q&A sessions.

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Cherry On Game 3 ECF

Don Cherry says the Pittsburgh/Philadelphia series is over…

Watch ‘Grapes’ on ESPN below…

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Flyers Have No Answers

from Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

After beating the Penguins five times out of eight—and four of four at home—in the regular season, after getting past scoring machine Alex Ovechkin and Washington in the first round, after knocking off top-seeded Montreal in the second round, they have no answers against the Penguins.

At least that seemed to be the prevailing emotion after Philadelphia dug a hole that precedent suggests it will have a difficult time climbing out of.

“I don’t know if I completely have an explanation right now,” winger Joffrey Lupul said after the Penguins trapped, clogged the neutral zone and stifled the Flyers, 4-1.

“We didn’t get many chances, and when we did, we missed the net or they blocked shots. We’re working. We’re in there. We’re skating. But they’re just doing a good job defensively.”

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What Now Philly

from Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

The Flyers asked the question 20,000 times on the 20,000 orange T-shirts they gave their fans last night.

The Pittsburgh Penguins answered it just once.

“Why not us?”

Because the Penguins are better.

The Flyers’ season is not over, of course. But after falling behind three games to none, the outcome of this best-of-seven series is no longer in doubt. Miracles happen. Four miracles in a row do not, at least not against these Penguins.

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Penguins One Win Away From the Stanley Cup Finals

from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,

Yes, the Philadelphia Flyers were without their top two defencemen last night, but it was their offence that was missing in action.

The Flyers mustered only 18 shots on goal in a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins that gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final.

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Don’t Forget Conklin

From the CP via TSN,

Much has been said and written about Evgeni Malkin’s superb play when Sidney Crosby went down with injury this season.

But it also should not be forgotten that the Pittsburgh Penguins, nearing a Stanley Cup final berth, may not even be here had it not been for how Ty Conklin stepped in for the injured Marc-Andre Fleury this season.

“Him and Gino, it was probably a coin flip to see who is our MVP this year,” defenceman Brooks Orpik said after Tuesday’s pre-game skate. “Without one of those two guys, we probably would have not made the playoffs. They were instrumental.”

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Interview with John Stevens

An interview with Philadelphia Flyers coach John Stevens. 

Q.  What can you do to get Prospal going?  Have you thought even of changing the wingers on Danny’s line?

        COACH STEVENS:  Well, I think as a coach, you look at all situations.  But to me that line has had times this year where they’ve had a lot of success.  The ingredients are there.  To me, it’s just in the hands of the player right now.  We need Vinny to step up and be a good player for us.

 

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Watching Versus

Stamford, CONN. (May 13, 2008)—VERSUS, the exclusive cable television home of the NHL and the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, garnered a 1.7 National HH rating for its telecast of the Flyers/Penguins Game 2 Conference Final round match-up on Sunday, May 11.  It was the most-watched telecast ever in network history among total viewers (2,345,834) and the highest rated and the most-watched NHL telecast ever on the network. 

Viewership for the May 11 telecast topped the previous record set during the 2008 Conference Semifinal round with Game 4 of the Rangers/Penguins series on May 1 (1,184,519 total viewers) and the rating surpassed the previous high (1.1) set during the 2006 Conference Final round with Game 7 of the Buffalo/Carolina series. 

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Have Flyers Fans Given Up?

Maybe not, but according to this poll at Philly.com (via Pensblog) they’re certainly not feeling very optimistic, either:

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Update 12:28pm ET: From CBC, the fans will be a factor…

We’re talking the 19,000-plus wacko Philly fans in the stands, considered by everyone the toughest in all of sports. If those folks can intimidate the 2-0 Penguins just a little, it might be enough to crawl back into this Eastern Conference final.

“I would say it’s a pretty tough place to play,” said Penguins star Sydney Crosby, after a light skate on Monday. “At the same time, in the playoffs it makes for a great atmosphere. They’re just a tough crowd. They’re not afraid to say anything.”

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Prepare For The Boos

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

Given the distain the locals here hold for young Sidney, the sight of his old man wandering through the stands during Game 3 tonight would provide easy fodder for the Philly Phanatics who already refer to Crosby as “Number Hatey-Seven.”

Yet while the majority of boos will be reserved for Crosby when the Pittsburgh captain shows up, count on there being a few aimed at Daniel Briere if he does not.

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