The Philadelphia Flyers shocked most fans and pundits by snatching a 2-0 series lead from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now they return home and will look to wrap it up in front of a very hostile crowd.
- The goaltending has been… interesting through two games of this series as Marc-Andre Fleury has been, by and large, bad while Ilya Bryzgalov has started games slowly and peaked into crunch time.
M.A. Fleury: 0-2; 5.45 GAA; .804 SV%
Ilya Bryzgalov: 2-0; 3.93 GAA; .857 SV%
Suffice it to say that Fleury needs to improve by leaps and bounds for the Penguins to have a hope of stealing this one. I’m sure the Flyers would love if Bryzgalov could rob everyone like this in the first period too.
- No new injuries from game two but a couple players are closer to returning. Matt Niskanen will be a game time decision for the Penguins as he recovers from the dreaded “upper body” injury. James Van Riemsdyk – henceforth referred to as JVR so long as I shall live -is also nearing a return, but it remains to be seen whether or not it’s during this series.
Chris Kunitz – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Steve Sullivan – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Arron Asham – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams
Kris Letang – Paul Martin
Zbynek Michalek – Brooks Orpik
Ben Lovejoy – Deryk Engelland
Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jaromir Jagr
Brayden Schenn – Danny Briere – Wayne Simmonds
Jakub Voracek – Matt Read – Eric Wellwood
Maxime Talbot – Sean Couturier – Zac Rinaldo
Kimmo Timonen – Matt Carle
Brayden Coburn – Nicklas Grossmann
Marc-Andre Bourdon – Andreas Lilja
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