The historic Philadelphia Flyers comeback against the Boston Bruins in the playoffs last year is long gone.
Here are the facts: Boston has not allowed a goal in 84 minutes. Defense and goaltending aside, the offense isn’t exactly sleeping either. Patrice Bergeron has 17 points over the last 13 games, 8 points in the last 4 games including his first career hat trick in a 6-0 dismemberment of the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.
On the other side, the Philadelphia Flyers with a 27-10-5 record totalling 59 points, have claimed the number one spot in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, which puts ’em at #2 in the NHL.
The Fly guys typically take on the league by committee. Lately, they’ve been riding Danny Briere’s hot streak. Briere has 12 points in the last 7 games and leads the team with 22 goals.
Under 15 minutes ’til gametime!
The keys of the game: special teams
Powerplay & penalty killing will dictate the outcome of this one.