Philadelphia Flyers’ Season Opener: Keys To Beating the Pesky Penguins

October 3rd, 2010 by Dominic Perilli Leave a reply »
The Pittsburgh Penguins have always been a pesky group. To take a line out of Bad Boys II, they're like,  "Gnat[s] at a barbecue." The reason why they are so annoying is because they are a very talented group and win most of the meetings against the Flyers.

However, this season I think we are prepared to whoop Sid and the Pips from one end of the ice to the other. Certain things have to be done the right way, though. 


Establish the forecheck early on with speed, speed, and more speed. 

With a high-flying team like the Penguins, it is important to show them who's boss early and to set the pace for the rest of the game. You better bet that Crosby, Malkin, and Jordan Staal are fired up for this season, especially in a new building.

The Flyers must get pucks in deep and use our highly-publicized defenders to hold the rubber in from the blue line. Mac-Andre Fleury is an inconsistent goalie who always seems to play well against the Flyers. Just our luck, right?


The Flyers style of play must be quick and with finesse. 

Fight fire with fire. The Flyers have ...

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