Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Flyers finally get second round opponent: Bruins

The first round of the NHL playoffs have finally ended and the Flyers have finally learned who their opponent will be. Thanks to a stunning upset of the top-seeded Washington Capitals by the Montreal Canadiens, the Flyers will play the 6th seeded Boston Bruins in a Winter Classic rematch. By knocking off the dangerous Capitals, the Canadiens certainly did the Flyers as they avoided having to play the top-scoring team in the league. While the Caps were terrible in the tail end of their first round series, you knew it was only going to be a matter of time before they busted out and started scoring.

The Flyers/Bruins series starts Saturday and I will have much more on it in the coming days including predictions and breakdowns. At first glance it certainly looks like a favorable matchup for the Flyers to play a team that has some real difficulties scoring. Of course, Boston did manage to score just enough on Ryan Miller in the first round so they could be quite a handful for the Flyers.

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