NHL Playoff Predictions: No. 6 Boston Bruins vs. No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers

April 29th, 2010 by Benjamin Benya Leave a reply »
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Storyline: Fighting for their playoff lives just weeks earlier, the Flyers and Bruins tackled their division-winning juggernauts and will now rekindle the spirit from this year’s Winter Classic.

Offense: The words “score” and “Bruins” rarely came together in sentences this season that weren’t “The Bruins can’t score.” Boston’s game in the first round stayed primarily the same despite widespread injuries that have plagued the team nearly all season.

David Krejci rebounded from a lackluster regular season with a strong outing in six games against Buffalo, and ageless stars like Mark Recchi and Miroslav Satan proved they could still lead a team of go-getters to something relevant. And, for the first time in two years, I can safely announce that Patrice Bergeron is back to his old form.

All of these stats, however, could prove irrelevant if Boston retains one of its more consistent playmakers for the next round. Marc Savard’s season has been an abbreviated one at bes ...

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