Thursday, April 28, 2011

NHL Playoffs 2011 Round Two: Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins

On to the second round of the playoffs and the epic battles to come between the Capitals and the Lightning.

As in the first round, we will offer up results, summaries and items of note for this match up from the Eastern Division.

Boston wins the series 4 games to 0

Saturday, April 30-- Boston 7 at Philadelphia 3  
Wednesday, May 4--   Philadelphia 1 at Boston 5 
Friday, May 6--  Philadelphia 1 at Boston  5

Game Four, May 6

Boston Globe-- The Avengers
Boston Globe-- Bruins shed Flyers - and a burden
Boston Globe-- Welcome surge on power play
Boston Globe-- Lucic reacquainted with net
Boston Globe-- Boychuk shot a slap to face
Boston Globe-- Trading places not a fun swap
Boston Globe-- Source: Patrice Bergeron has concussion
Boston Globe-- No collapse as Bruins sweep Flyers with 5-1 win
Boston Herald-- Bruins get back at Flyers
Boston Herald-- Milan Lucic flying high again
Boston Herald-- Concern for Patrice Bergeron injury
Boston Herald-- Johnny Boychuk boomer
Boston Herald-- Hub's hot for hockey once again
Boston Herald-- Bruins' play impresses Linseman
Boston Herald-- B's sweep Philly
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers now face numerous questions
Philadelphia Daily News-- Goalie issues aside, Flyers needed goals more
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Goalies not the only reason for Flyers playoff demise
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Swept Away
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Everything went wrong for Flyers
Globe and Mail-- Bruins sweep away Flyers

Pre game information

Boston Globe-- Now it's time to finish this unfinished business
Boston Globe-- Decision made to sit McQuaid
Boston Herald-- After last year, it's closing time for Bruins
Boston Herald-- Nathan Horton proves self in playoffs
Boston Herald-- Tim Thomas loves to make history in OT
Boston Herald-- Flyers reminding Bruins of last year
Boston Herald-- It's deja vu for Bruins
Boston Herald-- No avoiding comparison
Boston Herald-- Flyers need to win 4 straight again against Bruins
Philadelphia Daily News-- A little irony in performance of Bruins goalie Thomas
Philadelphia Daily News-- For the Flyers, this year's deficit to Bruins nothing like last season
Philadelphia Inquirer-- This Flyers team not ready to repeat history

Globe and Mail-- Bruins need one more win to clinch

Game Three, May 4

Boston Globe-- Triple Decker
Boston Globe-- Are the Bruins better than people thought?
Boston Globe-- Quick start brought the house down
Boston Globe-- Praising Zdeno Chara
Boston Herald-- Captain Zdeno Chara anchors Bruins' win
Boston Herald-- Patrice Bergeron draws attention to faceoffs
Boston Herald-- Trade trio picks up
Boston Herald--  Power play breaks out of 0-30 slide
Boston Herald-- No support for Boucher
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers one loss from being extinguished by Bruins
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyer find themselves in a hole lot of trouble
Philadelphia Daily News-- Bruins crush Flyers, 6-1
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers manhandled by Bruins

Pre-game information

Philadelphia  Daily News-- Flyers coach Laviolette opens up the head games
Philadelphia Daily News-- Can the Flyers come back?
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers need a thief in goal in Boston 
Philadelphia Daily News-- All Flyers' Richards can do is keep shooting
Philadelphia Daily News-- Philly teams comfortable on the brink of victory
Philadelphia Daily News-- Now Flyers take their act on the road
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Law of averages is on Flyers' side
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Injury updates and a Game 7 mentality
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers' Laviolette says pressure is on the Bruins
Boston Herald-- No time for a letdown
Boston Herald-- Bruins at home on the road
Boston Herald-- Dennis Seidenberg makes up for lost time
Boston Herald-- Shane Hnidy at ready on blue line
Boston Globe-- Overtime has really paid off
Boston Globe-- Bruins look poised, Celtics not so much
Boston Globe-- How important is the Bruins first line?
Boston Globe-- McQuaid injury may force shift
Boston Globe-- No quit in Flyers veteran O'Donnell
Boston Globe-- Destiny unbound
Boston Globe-- Standing tall, sitting pretty

Game Two, May 2

Globe and Mail--  Krejci gives Bruins 2-0 lead
National Post-- Goalie, luck help Brins go 4-0 in OT in playoffs
National Post-- Hart stirs Flyers' crowd with "God Bless America"
Philadelphia Daily News-- No explanation for Pronger's absence from Game 2
Boston Herald-- Tim Thomas, B's steal one
Boston Herald-- It's not about the cage
Boston Herald-- Save by Tim Thomas!
Boston Herald-- Sean O'Donnel recalls '03--4 Bruins being tested
Boston Herald-- Rask reserves right to have fun as backup
Boston Herald-- Minus McQuaid, defense won't fold under pressure
Boston Herald-- David Krejci's OT goal gives Bruins 2-0 lead over Flyers
Boston Globe-- Goaltender played role of leading man

Pre-game information

Boston Globe-- Bruins get off to a flying start
Boston Globe-- Boxed in by power play
Boston Globe-- Bracing themselves
Boston Herald-- Milan Lucic building up steam
Boston Herald-- Expect Philly to fight back
Boston Herald-- Claude Julien senses power improvement
Boston Herald-- Zdeno Chara set for storm
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers take long look at what went wrong in Game 1 against Bruins
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Briere wary of Chara's high stick
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers need to match Bruins' hunger
Philadelphia Daily News-- How long can Flyers' continue spin in goal?
Philadelphia Daily News -- Mount Laviolette not yet ready to blow
Philadelphia Daily News-- Will the desperation well ever run dry for the Flyers?
Globe and Mail-- Thomas a difference-maker in net for Bruins

Game One, April 29

Philadelphia Inquirer-- One ugly flyer loss
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers' Boucher takes exit from game in stride
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Defense lacking from all corners
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers routed by Bruins in opener
Philadelphia Daily News-- Boosh or Bob? Too sloppy to decide
Boston Globe-- Bruins pound Flyers 7-3 in Game 1 of East semis
Boston Herald-- Bruins answer bell
Boston Herald-- Brad Marchand pots pair, stirs pot
Boston Herald-- David Krejci proves a pivotal performer
Boston Herald-- Dennis Seidenberg in a pinch
Boston Herald-- Powerplay's not that special
Boston Herald-- Gregory Campbell, killers quite deadly
Boston Herald-- Flyers' Brian Boucher has a tough Saturday
Boston Herald-- Flyers come up lame in Game 1
Boston Herald-- Bruins blow away Flyers
Globe and Mail-- Bruins pound Flyers in series opener
Pre-game Information

Philadelphia Daily News-- Van Riemsdyk seems to be reaching primo level

A review of all the round two series action can be found here.

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