The Flyers have been rotating goalies all season long, whether it's pulling one in favor of another or just due to injuries.
Fans of the 15 National Hockey League teams that did not qualify for the post-season are now trying to decide which team they will cheer for. "But Wayne (Simmonds) and Jake and (Sean Couturier). we've had success here". Plays like this show just how good he is. It was way more than that. But there has been some drop off from his teammates, and the Devils are going to need contributions from everyone if they're going to extend this series. In fact, New Jersey was the worst team in its conference. Phil Kessel is one of the top offensive threats in the game, and Pittsburgh has a devastating power play. The Flyers had zero shots on all four power plays Wednesday...
Boston's got an elite team and any sort of clutch goals they score will take Leafs fans right back to the third period of Game 7 in 2013.
Hakstol was surprised that the Flyers looked jittery in the opener.
The Flyers would go on to win the series in six games. Crosby is in God Mode already, the Flyers' defense was a mess, and Elliott looked atrocious.
Taking the loss in game one was Brian Elliott, who allowed five goals on 19 shot attempts in the game. The rivals are even up front and in goal, but the Bruins have the better blue line. I'll take a stab at the over and wait for the Flyers to announce a goalie... If you don't have a team to watch this postseason, I'd recommend following this series closely.
A huge brawl broke out toward the end the third period.
With the score tied 1-1, Keith Primeau skated up the ice and fired a wrist shot past Penguins goalie Ron Tugnutt with less than eight minutes left in the fifth overtime to win 2-1.
3 - Draft picks Vegas surrendered to Detroit at the trade deadline to acquire forward Tomas Tatar, who has three goals and four assists in 17 playoff games.
Toronto was the second highest scoring team in the National Hockey League this year, led by a core of young and skillful players in Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews and William Nylander.
Soon after, Crosby notched his second goal and the Penguins took complete control with a 6-0 advantage at 7:41.
Claude Giroux vs. Sidney Crosby. Shayne Gostisbehere has shaken off his sophomore slump, giving the Flyers a mobile blueline to jump-start the rush. Michael Raffl was a minus-3. Marc-Andre Fleury is going to need to stand on his head if he wants to help his team get to the next round.
"You go to the net", said Crosby. You are what you are.
That's just the thing about the Flyers though.
Game 2 at Pittsburgh: Fri., April 13, 7 p.m.
"I'm just excited to play here", he said.
There's even a good chance that National Basketball Association playoff games will include two teams both trying to win at the same time, a nice change from the regular season.
Gambling websites have them listed as the favourites, ahead of Tampa Bay and Boston, to win it all.
That leaves Mrazek as the only other potential option for the time being. But yes, the days of "trying harder" against Pittsburgh simply because it was a heightened rivalry between the two Pennsylvania teams eventually died down in the years since the 2012 playoff series the Flyers won. The over is 7-0 in the last seven Pittsburgh games playing on one day of rest. For access to those games and content, you have to sign up for Hulu Live, which is $40 per month.
So it is on to Game 2 on Friday, and it needs to be better in every area.
The Penguins expect the Flyers to do the same, and to charge back Friday. The former Vezina Trophy victor can get hot and steal some games for the Capitals.