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01-28-2011, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 97FlyersKing18 View Post
I understand that they have pretty much the same core as they did when they beat the Flyers in the ECF and 1st round back to back, but their peripheral pieces are majorly downgraded and their defense is not as imposing. That being said, 2 of the top 5 players in the world make them a threat. The only thing that can save the Penguins against the Flyers is Powerplay opportunities.
The Penguins have allowed the second fewest goals in the NHL and lead in PK by a wide percentage. A top 4 of Orpik, Letang, Martin, and Michalek is as good as anyone in the league. The offense isn't what it was a few years ago, but the defense is actually far better than it was.

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