I would classify myself as being a news junkie and when it comes to sports, I make sure I get my daily fill from all available sources. What is surprising to me is how fans and media will not give credit to a deserving team. It’s more or less; how lucky the Flyers have been because of the amount of posts that have been hit, how they have been outshot and how they have been dominated. Oh, and let’s not forget that now the referees are helping them out.
To me the bottom line is that the “underdogs” are making the most of their chances and burying them compared to the Habs who have played well but not enough to win. The Flyers no matter what your opinion is has done enough to win. When they needed a save, Biron has come up huge. When they needed a goal, their depth has been able to score. This sums up the series and that’s why the Flyers are up 3 games to 1.
Each team has been given a timely penalty that has hurt their chances to win. As much as I detest all the officiating, in the end things even out to some degree. But, remember the Habs still have a slight advantage in Power Play time. Now, it’s being said the Habs are too young and they don’t know how to win in the playoffs that why there are having a tough time. This is just an excuse. Once again the Flyers are doing enough to win and the Habs are doing enough things to lose. The Flyers have a young team as well.
I will warn everyone out there that this series is not over till one team wins game 4. The Flyers need to make the most of their chances to close out the series.
I will pass one warning to the Penguins because it appears there will be moving on to the next round. They have traveled the road with the less opposition. Once again you will have more time on your hands once you close out the series. My warning is, Don’t Get Comfortable!!! Compared to all the teams that are still in the playoffs right now, you have played the less games compared to everyone else with little or no opposition. This is no disrespect to the Sens and the Rangers but right now the puck is bouncing your way along with the untimely injuries you opponents have. You have been playing well, that’s not the point. But, sometimes a little tenacity goes a long way.