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#5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

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Well this is what we miss during the playoffs. The only rivalry we had the past 6 years (penguins aside) have been Anaheim and San Jose... Rivalry we could somewhat still notice during the regular season.

What's surprising is the fact that it will take this series to finally maybe start one (well i would have loved to see more actions like game 2).... in the end we have been one more time too much of gentlemen during the playoffs....

We don't have the personnel to goon it up and play super aggressive. We just don't. We are built to play hockey the right way, with high levels of talent, probably what Bettman really wants, but Bettman isn't getting.

Holland did the right thing years ago by modeling this team for what Bettman had planned the NHL to become. It just didn't turn out that way, and therefore our team is currently handicapped because we lack the size and speed to get through all the mucky play. We really don't have fighters, we don't have size, and with the exception of Helm, we don't have speed. Speed is needed to beat this mucky hockey style.

As sad as it is, I bet if we had a 100% Helm in our series, things would be different. He's the one player that can outskate the Preds and get them running around. We can't shake the preds because man on man they can stay right with us, no matter what player it is. They're overall a faster team, and bigger so they bump us off pucks. To me that's what it seems is the biggest problem with this matchup.

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Ahhhhh cool Penguins lead by 3 goals so it is sure they will lose :P

if it comes to 4goals lead then we'll start worrying but for now it is just ok :D

Go Flyers

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Yeah, this one's over. Pens getting PPs = goals for them. If the Flyers were getting this much time on the PP, they'd be tying this up easy.

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Every goalie who's participated in this series should be lined up against the wall, and shot with a Mauser.

Looks like we might be the first team eliminated from the playoffs. Unless Vancouver loses tonight.

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This reminds me of that game when Mule had all those goals against San Jose...and then we lost the series next game.

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Oh my lord. #8.

Cant the Wings borrow some goals from this series? Philly and Pens can keep their s***ty goaltending, I just want their goals. lol

SGLJDJSK #9

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This series is making the 80's Oilers blush at all these goals.

Of course, the 80's Oilers would probably score 15 goals against these teams.

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So, tongue in cheek, my wife just asked if there's a mercy rule in the NHL or could they go to a running clock! :)

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NOW they start calling stuff, when it benefits the Face of the Game and Team of the League Go figure.

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