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The Better Team Won the Series

crosbyWe said from the start that the Penguins were the better team.  The better team won the series.  Even though the Flyers don’t think so.  They say that the better team didn’t win.  I’m glad that they think that way — that would lead them to believe that they don’t need to get any better.  Two out of three at home and two out of three in Philly.  The Penguins advance to Round 2 – opponent yet to be determined. 

To win a series you need everyone to contribute along the way.  Fedetenko – first goal of the series.  Eaton — an unexpected second goal.  Gonchar – first goal of the series and by far his best game.  Talbot – responsible for the first Flyer goal takes it upon himself to change the momentum of the game.  Eddie O called it at the time.  Eddie said Carcillo should not fight Talbot in that situation.  The Flyers had everything going their way.  Why do something to change that?  But Carcillo couldn’t resist the chance to show off his pugilistic skills.  (Too bad for him there’s no column for that on the scoreboard!)  You could see the change in attitude on the Penguin bench instantly.  Malkin started flying all over the ice, and Fedetenko started the ball rolling the other way.  Eaton kept it rolling on a great three-on-one break, and the Captain tied it when Biron couldn’t glove a soft shot.  Shortly into period three, Bylsma seized an opportunity to get Malkin and Crosby on the ice together.  Gonchar was the recipient of a great drop pass and lasered one past Biron.  The Flyers had a couple of chances after that, but you could tell that they were gripping their sticks too tightly.  Sid stole the puck at center and scored the empty netter in spectacular fashion giving the Flyer fans all summer to think about how bad ‘Crosby sucks’.  Pens move on and the Flyers go golfing. 

That’s the view from E-11.

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  1. Jesselvis's Gravatar Jesselvis
    April 27, 2009 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    When they show the replay, it is 100% Talbot egging him into the fight. The funny thing is I thought Talbot got the black eye really fast in the fight until I saw the replay and he had it before that. It was mostly Talbot taking punches to the helmet. I was down on him until this.

  2. PenguinSteve-O's Gravatar PenguinSteve-O
    April 27, 2009 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Carcillo thought the Pens were done and thought a fight would put the nail in the coffin for the Pens. And he probably just wanted some attention for himself. Dumb.

  3. GotMalkin's Gravatar GotMalkin
    April 27, 2009 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Do you think that when Carcillo is golfing and hits a bad shot he whacks his caddy with the butt end of his driver? I think so too.

    Go Pens!
    Got Malkin?

  4. PENZRGR8's Gravatar PENZRGR8
    April 27, 2009 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    What a scary picture of Crosby. Sweet revenge stuffing it in the net. Awesome come back to beat the Cryers. I certainly didn’t want a game 7.

    Anxiously awaiting for the next series.

    GO PENZ!


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