Philadelphia Flyers (34-25-7) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (44-18-4)
NBC, TSN2 – 12:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Note the time change for this game.
The Flyers and fighting to remain in a playoff spot. The Penguins are leading the Metro by approximately a million points. They’re also missing a bunch of key players. A win today would be nice, but basically we just hope no one else gets hurt.
STATS, INFO & NOTES:
Penguins: Sidney Crosby (31G, 57A: 88P)
Flyers: Claude Giroux (23G, 44A: 67P)
Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (34-14-5, 2.29 GAA, .918 Sv% )
Flyers: Steve Mason (27-16-6, 2.56 GAA, .915 Sv%) – or – Ray Emery (16-7-9, 3.03 GAA, .898 Sv%)
Penguins: Lost to Philadelphia Flyers 4-0.
Flyers: Defeated Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0.
Opposition Blog: [Broad Street Hockey]
What They’re Saying: “Home-and-home set begins with must-win game”
Let’s face it — the Flyers freaking owned yesterday’s game and made the Penguins look like a pee wee hockey team. But as we noted, that means nothing without a win today in Pittsburgh.
Yesterday was just completely awesome. The Flyers got solid contributions from pretty much every player and just dominated play for an entire 60 minutes. Hell, even Luke Schenn of all people made a beautiful stretch pass to spring Vincent Lecavalier for a successful breakaway. If that seems like a typo, you’re probably not alone, but let that be an indication of just how freaking amazing the Flyers were.
What Happened Last Time: March 15, 2014 – Pens lost 4-0 [Our Recap]
What is the threshold for Penguins winning games while players keep going down?
You’ve probably witnessed it at this point. James Neal and Chris Kunitz were the newest addition to the injury list, as the Flyers smoked the Penguins on Saturday afternoon, 4-0
The Flyers got two from Matt Read and basically beat the Pens in the first two periods.
Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Seriously, just don’t get hurt.
Flyers Player(s) to Watch: Steve Mason, because he probably feels like an all-star right now. If Ray Emery plays, everyone cover their heads!
Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today’s Game:
Pittsburgh Penguins lines via Daily Faceoff:
|Taylor Pyatt - Sidney Crosby – Lee Stempniak
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin - Brian Gibbons
Tanner Glass – Brandon Sutter - Marcel Goc
Jayson Megna – Joe Vitale – Craig AdamsOlli Maatta - Brooks Orpik
Rob Scuderi – Matt Niskanen
Robert Bortuzzo - Simon Despres
Taylor Pyatt: First line winger. *Vomit*
Philadelphia Flyers lines via Daily Faceoff:
|Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek
Vincent Lecavalier – Brayden Schenn – Wayne Simmonds
Matt Read – Sean Couturier – Steve Downie
Zac Rinaldo – Adam Hall – Michael RaffiBraydon Coburn - Kimmo Timonen
Mark Streit – Nicklas Grossman
Andrew MacDonald – Luke Schenn
Steve Mason/Ray Emery