I don't like Boston, but I like a bunch of their players. That team looks really, really good. Let's hope we play for the full 60 minutes tonight.
I know this might not be the best time to tinker with the lineup, but I'd like to see Zherdev in instead of Shelley. Reunite him with JvR and Carter. It's not as if the Bruins are dressing a bunch of goons anyway.
Joni Pitkanen scored the GTG with 0:24 left in regulation and tallied the GWG 1:55 into OT to give Philly a 4-3 home win. Pitkanen had three points in the game's final 5:30. Joe Thornton gave Boston a 3-1 lead with less than five minutes to play. The Flyers held a 4-0 shots advantage in OT. Robert Esche made 27 saves. Hannu Toivonen made 32 stops for Boston.
My favorite Joni game
Put Zherdev with Richards and Nodl and see how it works. Richards and Nodl can cover for Z
Weare undefeated with Zherdev not playing so Im perfectly fine if he sits again
No doubt the record speaks for itself, I just don't want Powe with Carter/Roo. Put JVR with those 2 and Richie will have to have Powe/Nodl and be a grinding line. Powe hurts Roo and Carts as he just does not have the skill to play with them.
watch that video of the closing moments of game 7 against Boston, and I still think "did that really happen?" It still gets me a bit emotional.
that said take care of business tonight. carry over that 3rd period from Tuesday night into tonight. start fast and strong and we will be fine.