Phillyburgh Part 3

If you are new to the world of hockey, then I have got a rivalry that you do not want to miss.  I call it "Phillyburgh" or The Philadelphia Flyers vs. The Pittsburgh Penguins.  Thus far, the teams have split the series 1-1.  The Penguins won the first game on the road 3-1; however, the Flyers stole the second game on the road 6-5.

These teams absolutely hate each other.  Philly fans truly loathe Sidney Crosby, and the Pittsburgh fans truly loathe Claude Giroux.  You don't wanna miss this Thursday night match-up.  Expect a lot of fights, a lot of trash talk, and a lot of goals.  Expect to see Bryzgalov in goal for the Flyers and Fleury in goal for the Penguins.

Prediction: While it appears that match-up between these teams favors the road team; however, I sense a change a fortune.  After all, the Penguins do lead in all areas except the PK (See Below).  If you happen to be in Vegas or know a bookie, take the Penguins to win and over 5.5 goals.  The tale of the tape is below:

[Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-1)]

  • Goals Per Game: 2.8
  • Goals Against Average: 3.0
  • Power Play Percentage: 22.2%
  • Penalty Kill Percentage: 84%

[Pittsburgh Penguins (15-8-0)]

  • Goals Per Game: 3.5
  • Goals Against Average: 2.9
  • Power Play Percentage: 25.8%
  • Penalty Kill Percentage: 80.1%

 

One Response to “Phillyburgh Part 3”

  1. pensgirl says:

    Good prediction! You are a great writer!

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