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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Penguins With Game Three 4-1
Penguins take game three showing how well coached they are (with those defensive plays of genius) and crippling Philly's energy on their home turf. I really don't see any chance at that the Flyers have to come back and win this series. The Pens are just too good, Philadelphia had nothing even against the Pens fourth line. The Flyers have been down pretty much most of the play offs and have come back to win, but those other teams were not Pittsburgh. The Pens are working like a well oiled machine, and if they play like they have been they will win the cup, no doubt. Marian Hossa had two goals, while Ryan Malone and Ryan Whitney also scored for the Penguins in the 4-1 victory that put them on the verge of a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference final, and a likely date with Detroit in the Cup final, the Red Wings also up 3-0 in their conference final with the Dallas Stars. Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves for the Pegnuins and Martin Biron made 21 saves in the Flyers net. R.J. Umberger had the lone goal for the Flyers, who were playing without their top two defensemen in Kimmo Timonen (blood clot) and Braydon Coburn (facial injury), which I really don't think made much of a difference. The Pens pretty much killed the Flyer's loudest fans in the NHL by establishing a 2 nothing lead 8 minutes into game play. By the end of the first period flyer fans were sitting on their hands (thanks AP). Gary Roberts did not play to the disappointment of most of the 42 year old hockey fans in Pittsburgh ( that's about 90% of Pittsburgh fans). Just to complete the coverage, Jordan Stahl will fly home tomorrow morning to attend the funeral of his grandfather. He will return for game 4 on Thursday.