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%