Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/12/12 at 11:02 AM ET
from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,
The Flyers didn’t win the series, of course, and momentum means only so much. Maybe the Penguins could have planted a seed of doubt with a dominating victory. Maybe the Flyers gained confidence with yet another comeback. Maybe none of that will matter after Game 2.
But this matters: The Penguins cannot afford to sit on leads. They cannot afford to stop skating, to stop attacking. They have a better chance of pouring it on than of shutting it down, so that’s what they have to do. As good as they are, they cannot afford to give away playoff games, either.
Especially against the Flyers. As Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said: “They don’t stop.”
And though the Flyers don’t want to keep digging deficits for themselves, you know they aren’t going to stop the rest of this series…
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