Newsflash: Flyers Aren’t Overlooking Crosby-Less Penguins
…I’m glad, but not surprised that the Flyers aren’t taking the Penguins lightly. At this stage of the game, whether it be injuries or something else, a team’s greatest hope lies within playing the hand they’ve been dealt. Few teams have handled the adversity better than Pittsburgh, who can remarkably pull to within 3 points of the Flyers with a win tonight in regulation.
The Pens have done it all without their best two players in Evgeni Malkin and Crosby, and I seriously doubt they’ll be at a lack for motivation come tonight’s puck-drop. That’s why the Flyers need to get on this team early, and carry over that spectacular play they showcased for the 2nd and 3rd periods Tuesday against Washington. A regulation victory tonight by the Orange and Black could go a LONG way towards a division title.