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4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Rocco on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:49 pm

Preamble

Good evening, everyone. The playoffs have finally arrived, and the Pens are actually close to healthy for a change. The Pens spent most of the second half of the season impersonating a fireball, going through the NHL like an open razor. Their reward? They get the Flyers, who may be the 2nd best team in the East and the one team amongst the elite that have a winning record against the Pens. (In a just world, the NHL would change the rules and do away with the idea of division winners being guaranteed a top-3 seed. The NHL is not just. Moving on.) Both teams are under a fair amount of pressure this season. The Flyers, of course, are hoping to break the 1975 streak. Their goalies are each hoping to be the first goalie their fans trust since young Ron Hextall. There's a lot on the line.

The Pens have a lot on the line as well, even though they won the Cup recently. 2010 was a hangover year and could be excused. Last year saw the Pens get nuked from orbit by injuries and was excused. This year? The Death Star is fully operational. There are no excuses. And as those of us who remember the 90s, you don't know how long the window to win titles stays open. And unfortunately, the one team capable of stopping their run in the East is the team they draw first. There's a saying about how things that can be done easy aren't worthwhile or something that applies here. The good news for the Pens is they have more talent, the best player, and the best goalie in the series. Those three things usually are enough to win. There's a reason Vegas and computers like the Pens to win this series.

The Pens fan in me wants the Pens to unleash holy hell and end this in 4 games; the non-homer in me knows that isn't going to happen. The hockey world will be watching this and expecting blood and blood by the gallon. I imagine these teams will oblige.

As always, I expect noise from you folk. Try to actually keep the photos and gifs Pens-related for a change. Every game in the playoffs matters.
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby cma3585 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:51 pm

Was waiting for this. Bring it.
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby sharpshootr55 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:52 pm

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LET'S GO PENS!!!!
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby topshelf on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:52 pm

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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby topshelf on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:54 pm

Let's get it going!

Let's Go Pens!
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Guinness on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:54 pm

BRING IT.

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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Gaucho on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:55 pm

LET'S GO PENS!!!
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:58 pm

Chills
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby nocera on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:01 pm

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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby canaan on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Rock faces, brah. Set the tone. Outgrind. Outshine. Do work.
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby littlemoonboot on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:02 pm

But melon kitty has had a great game record :(
taking out as defying thread starter worse juju...
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:03 pm

Grind these ******* down!
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Fire0nice228 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:03 pm

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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:04 pm

5 goals 8 points by Mario in 89.

Sid breaks that tonight :)
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:06 pm

mac5155 wrote:5 goals 8 points by Mario in 89.

Sid breaks that tonight :)

I just watched that game again the other day. I'd love to see that minus letting Philly get some momentum in the third.
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Rocco on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:09 pm

Tonight's warmup music is a traditional number...

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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Metalmike on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:16 pm

Tonight the Flyers inexperience will show from their rookies! FHCMT was always right "It's Mens against Boys".


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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Guinness on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:17 pm

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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Kaizer on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:17 pm

nocera wins
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Gaucho on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:18 pm

Gaucho wrote:LET'S GO PENS!!!
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby cojac on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:18 pm

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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby iWonTheCup87 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:18 pm

im shaking right now...man i love the playoffs!!
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby pressure=9Pa on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:21 pm

I want the Penguins to win.
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby Geezer on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:22 pm

Assuming Niskannen is out. Is Lovejoy available?
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Re: 4/11/2012 Flyers v. Pens Game 1- Official Game Thread

Postby m.lemieux66 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:23 pm

I don't have it televised in VA, aah!!! Does anyone know where I can watch the game on my iPhone?
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