The Pittsburgh Penguins, with their backs against the wall for the remainder of the series, have come out the last 2 games and played their best hockey of the year.
Wednesday Night in Philly the Penguins shelled both Flyer goaltenders for a 10-3 win and keeps their Stanley Cup hopes alive. Last night the Penguins used timely shots on the net and a heck of a game from Marc Andre Fluery to secure a second win in the series.
Now the series shifts back to Philadelphia on Sunday. The Penguins carrying a large amount of the momentum have the opportunity of tying the series and forcing Game 7 in Pittsburgh. The Philadelphia Flyers are looking to knock off the Penguins and try to avoid a series collapse.
So what has changed in the last 2 games? Well first off Marc Andre Fluery is playing phenomenal hockey in front of the cage. The defense has shown up, which I think attributes to Paul Martin being out of the lineup. Evgeni Malkin is putting the biscuit in the basket. The power play is producing and the penalty kill is doing what it knows best.
All the experts talk about getting hot at the right time and the Penguins are starting to get hot. All I know is the Penguins are making Philly play their type of hockey and not getting rattled. Look out for these Pittsburgh Penguins if somehow they pull off history and advance past the Philadelphia Flyers.
Do you think the Penguins have the momentum to pull off history or will the Flyers take care of business?