Friday, May 16, 2008
Yayyy the Flyers won a game, and the Penguins fans who brought brooms to the Wok Center can shove them up they asses. The Flyers came out too fast and too furious, putting 3 goals up and showing the Penguins some old time Flyers pride. Where that fire and passion was in games 1,2, and 3 is anyone's guess. Once again it was a roller coaster ride in the 2nd and 3rd, as the Flyers seemed a little anxious chasing down the speedy Pens. Until Game 4, the bigger Flyers hadn't so much as touched Crosby and co., so it was nice to see the physical activity and overall intensity return to the ice. Pittsburgh is a ridiculous 7-0 at home in the playoffs, but they're going to have a game on their hands on Sunday.
One big advantage the Flyers have is in the playoff beard department. Jeff Carter, Derian Hatcher, and Scott Hartnell are among the Orange and Black sporting the facial fur coat. The Penguins players may or may not have beards, I don't know off the top of my head. But all their key players seem incapable of growing facial hair. Malkin, who looks like he has Down syndrome, should be ashamed of himself for not having a beard, as a Russian. And Crustache Crosby may have one of the dirtiest upper lips in Western Pennsylvania, and that's saying something. I couldn't find a good picture of his mustache so here is Crosby at the launch of his fabulous fashion line.
If the Flyers can come out with the same fury in the first period of Game 5, then they have a chance. If they take bad penalties and let the Penguins skate, they can expect to be on the golf course Monday morning. But I maintain my prediction:
FLYERS IN 7