This is the third of four meetings for the Flyers and Bruins. The Bruins won the first match 3-0 and the Flyers won the second match 2-1. Tonight we will see who wins the rubber match. Bruins are coming off a blow out win in Ottawa and a comeback win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in dramatic fashion. The Flyers are on a four game win streak so I would say the momentum edge goes to the Flyers. The Flyers need to get their slow start issues under raps early because the Bruins will come out firing. For some reason they always have extra motivation to win against the Flyers. Not sure what they are so mad about.
Obviously they are still feeling the sting from their epic collapse in the play-offs last season. Seriously, get over it! The bruins are going to try and lure the Flyers into taking penalties early. I’m sure they are fully aware that the Flyers power play hasn’t been stellar. The Flyers need to have a good start and gets pucks to the net. If Tim Thomas is in net, it’s going to be tough to score. We have only been able to score on him twice this season. Should be another epic slug fest and the Boston fans love us so that should help? NOT
I’m predicting Danny Briere is going to have another great night, still a little miffed from his all star snub. Mike Richards also has a thing or two to prove. With only 1 point in his last 3 games, a beauty goal in Buffalo, he will need to step it up. He is also feeling the snubb from the all star nod. Not a big deal, we know how good these players are. We’ll show them (Gary Bettman) when we are parading around the ice with a Stanley Cup in June. Congratulations to Claude Giroux on his All Star nod. He deserves to be there and will represent the Flyers well.
It’s going to be a blizzard out there on the ice in Boston, oh, there actually is a blizzard in Boston? Well then The Flyers will have extra incentive to win quickly and Fly out of there and on to Atlanta where there likely isn’t a blizzard.