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Pens Beat Flyers: Earn Playoff Berth

Now, I know that the Pens have been somewhat disappointing lately.  They have just two wins in their last eight games.  So most people are feeling a bit down on the Pens and their Stanley Cup hopes.  

If there is one thing that can make a true Penguin fan forget about all of those woes, it is a big win over the dreaded Flyers.  I know that I somehow feel ten times better about things after having watched the Pens beat the Flyers.

Question: Would it be more satisfying; if (at  least partially aided by todays win) the Flyers did not make the playoffs or would you rather see the Pens beat the Flyers in a playoff series……..again?  With today’s loss, and the win by the Bruins today, the Flyers are tied with the Bruins and the Thrashers are just four points behind.  Both the Bruins and the Thrashers have a game at hand on the Flyers.  Let’s not forget that the Flyers are without the services of their top scorer (Jeff Carter) for the balance of the season.

How about another example of the NHL making up rules as they go?  When the Flyers had a goal overturned because the officials deemed that Fleury had been interfered with, but did not issue a penalty, that sort of summed up the NHL’s wishy washy rules structure.  Not that I am arguing with the call.

This was a very good game for the Penguins.  I hope that they can build on this and beat the Maple Leafs at home tomorrow.  In fact, I hope the can parlay some of this momentum all the way through the balance of the season and get a good run at the playoffs.

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  1. Kutdacheez's Gravatar Kutdacheez
    March 28, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    The IGLOO series between the FLY$ and pens started at 1 – 1 and ended ay 4 – 1. That’s enough of them. It’s going to get down between facing Atlanta, Boston and the Flyers. I say Atlanta would be a good first round tune-up.

    • PensNed's Gravatar PensNed
      March 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

      We’ll get to see if Atlanta would be a good matchup a few times next week. The Moose had a shutout last night.

      • Kutdacheez's Gravatar Kutdacheez
        March 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

        We had 2 of the better backups in Hedberg and Conklin . . . I’d take either of them back.


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