Thursday, November 13, 2008


Game 16: Philadelhpia Flyers @ Pttisburgh Penguins (7:38-FSN-WXDX)

Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Mellon Arena. The biggest of Flyers fans will admit the team blows right now, even by Philadelphia standards.
A few more losses and Flyers fans will break out the "the Refs don't like us" excuses.

The Flyers snapped a 3 game losing streak on Tuesday by beating the Islanders 3-1. Wow they can beat the Islanders, Mike Richards had the game winning goal shorthanded. Scott Hartnel was benched in the 3rd period for being an overpaid worthless Goon.

Flyers center Danny Briere will be out of action for the next week or so with a slight left Vaginal wall strain, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Briere got hurt on Tuesday night against the Islanders.

The Flyers Lines Last game were like this:
First Line: Simon Gagne-Daniel Briere-Mike Knuble.
Second Line: Scott Hartnell-Mike Richards-Arron Asham.
Third Line: Scottie Upshall-Jeff Carter-Andreas Nodl.
Fourth Line: Josh Gratton-Glen Metropolit-Joffrey Lupul.
**With Danny Boy out of the line up it will be different i'm sure**

The Defensive crew looks good on paper with: Kimmo Timonen-Braydon Coburn-Matt Carle-Luca Sbisa-Andrew Alberts-Lasse Kukkonen, But then you realize it's Philly. The Flyers goaltending has been suspect lately, Marty Biron blows, and Nitty isn't much better. Unlike Detroit, The Flyers can't mask shitty goaltending with a good defense.

The Pittsburgh Penguins on the Other hand are flying high with a 4 game win streak going, and a monster win in Homo town on Tuesday. Who is this Jordan Staal kid that destroyed the Mighty Wings on Tuesday. Will it be a breakout game for the young Jordan Staal?

Scuderi is listed as day to day and it sounds like it will be a game time decision, whether he plays tonight or not.

Go to Faceoff Factor for a better game preview than i could ever think about doing.

The Frozen Fan


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