Alright so after a few days I’ve been able to collect my thoughts as I enter my last week of classes for the semester. Like many other Flyers Phaithful, I have been going nuts waiting for the second round to start. Never been a huge fan of teams having too much idle time, even if Chris Pronger is saying the time off is welcome. The Flyers are awaiting their next opponent and I’m watching a possible one right now as the Capitals take on the Canadiens in Game 6 of their series. The Capitals are the easiest guess to make since they were NHL’s best team and are leading the series 3-2, but the Canadiens have been playing really well as of late and in watching them I see a good possibility of them bringing it to a Game 7. They’re home tonight and currently Montreal is up 2-0 in the second period. Anything can happen in a Game 7, home-ice won’t be a huge factor as the Caps know all too well from their playoff exit two seasons ago (courtesy of Joffrey Lupul).
But I digress. The Flyers were the only team to finish their opponent in 5 games or less in the first round, and for good reason. There were many factors surrounding this advancing Flyers team; a team who was gaining momentum in the last few games of the season. I’m going to review the finer points of why I think the Flyers have upset the Devils and made it to the next round.
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