Penguins vs. Flyers: Philadelphia Prepares for Showdown with Pittsburgh

December 12th, 2010 by Andrew J. Kearney Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins are among the most bitter of rivals in the NHL.  

This "Battle of Pennsylvania" has a much deeper meaning than just plain bragging rights.  With (at least temporary) Atlantic Division supremacy on the line on Tuesday night, things are sure to escalate. 

The Flyers and Penguins have matched point-for-point so far this season.  But with the Pens' current 12-game winning streak, they've taken over the Atlantic and NHL lead in points.  To their own credit, the Flyers remain right in the mix and can retake the lead with a victory on Tuesday night.

A lot is on the line in this meeting despite it being only December.  For the Flyers, a chance to thwart Sidney Crosby and the Pens.  For the Pens, a victory extends the streak to 13 and puts them in a commanding lead in the Atlantic.  

On the Flyers' end, rookie Sergei Bobrovsky has been sensational.  He's 14-4-3 and is currently not the Flyers' No. 1 goalie, at least not over the past few days.  His solid play against the Pens this season could earn him the start in this showdown, unless Brian Bouc ...

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