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Know The Enemy:
The Flyers like to think that they’re an improved hockey team.
And in some ways they are.
They’ve got a new coach.
They’ve won five of their last seven.
They sit only two points out of a playoff spot.
It seems as though all is well in Philadelphia.
Once again their fans are talking about how Pronger’s tough physical game will bring the team a Stanley Cup.
They speak of how Mike Richards’ leadership, once definitely in doubt, is driving the team toward success.
They name off talented young players that are going to break through and dominate.
And, of course, they speak of the team’s toughness and grit.
Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers are once again seeking vengeance and the team’s apparent turn around has the orange-clad masses in a frenzy of anticipation for what will come next.
But none of that matters, because the road to success goes through Pittsburgh,
These Philadelphia Flyers have yet to prove that they can defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sure, they can rough them up and sometimes they can even win a game or two, but when it all comes down to it the story ends the same way each time:
The Pittsburgh Penguins winning.
The Philadelphia Flyers angry and confused at how they let another one slip through their fingers.
And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Mike Yeo is out of the hospital, but he will not be on the Penguins bench tonight.
The Flyers defeated the Leafs last night in Philadelphia.
Take a look at the box score:
Daniel Carcillo scored a goal as well and then, in true Carcillo fashion, taunted the Leafs bench.
Add that to the devil horns he threw up at the Winter Classic and the leap into the boards the last time the Flyers were in Pittsburgh and Carcillo is definitely forging himself a reputation as an overenthusiastic celebrator.
The last time the Flyers were in Pittsburgh:
The Pens lines:
Pascal Dupuis – Sidney Crosby – Bill Guerin
Luca Caputi – Evgeni Malkin – Ruslan Fedotenko
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Eric Godard
Kris Letang – Brooks Orpik
Mark Eaton – Alex Goligoski
Jay McKee – Martin Skoula
Michael Leighton started last night for the Flyers, but they haven’t announced whether he will play tonight or if Brian Boucher will get the call.