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Forget The Can, Will The Penguins Win Their Next Thee Games?

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,

Can they do it? Yeah, they can do it. The Pittsburgh Penguins are good enough, the Philadelphia Flyers are vulnerable enough and this series has been crazy enough, that’s for sure. It’s been the highest-scoring series through four games in NHL history, featuring 45 goals, one more than the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers produced back in 1985.

But unless the Penguins do it, unless they become the fourth NHL team to come back from 3-0 deficit and win a best-of-7 series, Wednesday night’s 10-3 victory won’t be remembered as a display of defiant pride. It will be remembered as a display of what all these Penguins could have been, of all that slipped away.

The Penguins’ stars looked like stars. The Flyers’ goaltenders looked like, well, Flyers goaltenders. It turned into a rout, and an electric building lost its power.


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DocF's avatar

Who wins this series now is dependent on which goalie is the least inept.  Both teams have major issues in the net.


Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 04/19/12 at 01:38 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

And on defense. It’s going to boil down to which one makes the most mistakes defensively or loses composure putting the other team on PPs.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/19/12 at 01:53 PM ET

cs6687's avatar

Can it happen? Absolutely. This is easily the most unpredictable and craziest series I’ve ever seen. The Flyers have hardly dominated this series. It comes down to which goaltender up his game, discipline, and special teams. If it gets to six games, the winner of that game will win the series. The Flyers, for obvious reasons. The Penguins, for reasons related to momentum.

Posted by cs6687 on 04/19/12 at 11:21 PM ET


Definitely.  One of the wildesr series in Playoff History.  With the return of the Sedi Vancouver is far from finished as well.

Posted by 13 user names on 04/20/12 at 02:39 AM ET

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