Aside from Thomas completely saving their ***** in a few 3rd periods, if I were the Flyers, I would hope to be losing going into the 3rd period. The Bruins simply do not play hockey with a lead in the 3rd period (Ottawa doesn't count because I don't think they're a real hockey team right now.) They got away with it for much of the 1st half because Thomas was unconscious, but now that he's just awesome, it will backfire more often.
When the Bruins are losing going into the 3rd period, they often come out flying (especially against the Pens, which is one thing both fanbases can rejoice in.)
Here's to a good game! I'm psyched. No Looch tonight, but with the way he was playing for the past few weeks and the way Marchand & Seguin have stepped up, it's not a big deal.
made the mistake of reading the GDT on the bruins board. i actually dont mind the bruins, but ****, a solid portion of their fan base sucks
I know, WOW. I have a few buddies who are big Bruins fans so I follow their team more than any other than the Flyers. Some of the "Hope it is a good game, and please lord no carreer ending injury ********". One in particular is my most hated fan on the boards !
Bruins imo will be our biggest challenge come playoff time, so this should be a good test.