We could have done a garden variety preview for this series. But this is special. This is the Battle of Pennsylvania.
And you can find some very interesting Penguins analysis on The Pensblog, Empty Netters, The Sweater Ted and some little slice of fried gold called Going Five Hole, where the winner of the Mike Lange Tournament of Quotes was crowned this week.
City of Brotherly Love
Professional Sports Teams
Best "Sister" City
Last Stanley Cup title
Player Fans Love to Hate
Pleasant Postseason Surprise
Opposing Team Whipping Boy
Defining 2008 Playoff Moment So Far
Evgeni Malkin's PP goal in Game 4 against the Rangers to go ahead after blowing a 3-1 lead.
Daniel Briere's PP goal in Game 3 against Montreal with 3:38 remaining to give the Flyers a 3-1 series lead.
Power-play has scored in all 9 postseason games.
Riding hot goaltender.
If the offense is not in sync, the defense can be exploited.
Most penalized team in postseason.
Why they will win
Too many offensive weapons for Philly to keep up with.
Can play a physical enough game to take the Pens off of their game.
How will they react when finally faced with adversity, like being down in the series?
Can Martin Biron continue to play like he has?