With the 5-2 win over the New York Rangers the Penguins finalized their own playoff picture. It looks like they draw home ice advantage over the Philadelphia Flyers. Its going to be a brutal series with a hated rival. I can't wait. But wait, first lets summarize the New York game....
The Pens looked solid. Kunitz, Kennedy, Park, Malkin and Letang all scored goals tonight while Fleury stopped 35 shots and let 2 sneak by. Not bad, not bad at all. The Pens also racked up 25 penalty minutes in preparation for the Philly series coming up... My gut is telling me both these teams are going to spend a lot of time killing penalties.
Saturday the Pens and Flyers meet up in the final regular season game to get a few shots in before the playoffs begin. Don't look forward to seeing a lot of star power on the ice on Saturday. Winning or losing doesn't change anything for either team so I don't look for them to risk injuries to the key players. Look for the Pens to call up some youngsters and give them a little extra ice time.
Now we sit and wait until the real games start with Philly..... I can't say this enough, It's going to be BRUTAL folks..... I know it, you know it, and the players know it. Its going to make for some great hockey.