Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Game Four -- Penguins and Flyers, April 18, 2012

It's elimination time for the first round as the Flyers can sweep the Penguins out of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Pittsburgh has looked overwhelmed at times by the Flyers, who have clearly gotten into the heads of Sidney Crosby and his team mates, particularly goaltender Marc Andre Fleury, despite falling behind in both Pittsburgh games, the Flyers found the way to right their ship and from that has come what seems as though it is an unsurmountable 3 game to 0 lead.

For Pittsburgh the task ahead is pretty clear, one game at a time, reduce the stupidity that has put them on the cusp of elimination and try to recapture some of their regular season form.

Without that, the Flyers could be the first team of the year to sweep their opposition to the end of the season, to avoid that fate the Pens need to focus, perhaps the first step should be don't read the local papers..

Game Four-- Pittsburgh 10 at Philadelphia 3 

Philadelphia leads the series 3 games to 1

Previews and Reviews

Post Game

Philadelphia Daily News-- Can Flyers say ... Michael Leighton?
Philadelphia Daily News-- Penguins come alive to rout Flyers, avoid elimination
Philadelphia Daily News-- Test arrives for young Flyers
Philadelphia Daily News-- Crosby responds to DN cover
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Bryzgalov meltdown comes at wrong time for Flyers
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Giroux: 'I'm not worried about Bryz'
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Staal's hat trick sparks Penguins
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- If Fleury is back, so are Penguins
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Penguins put on power show in playoff victory over Flyers
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Flyers can't keep up the pace in playoff loss to Penguins
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Penguins stay alive with 10-3 win
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Malkin ignites offensive roll
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Crosby lets his play serve as answer to his critics
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Suspensions do not alter Flyers' focus
Globe and Mail-- Will the Pens' blowout win change the series?
Globe and Mail-- Penguins refuse to roll over
National Post-- Penguins' talent shines through in Game 4 win over Flyers

Pre Game

Philadelphia Daily News-- Neal banned 1 game, Asham gets 4
Philadelphia Daily News-- Rinaldo on Day 6
Philadelphia Daily News-- What would sweep mean for Flyers?
Philadelphia Inquirer-- For Shanahan, another head-scratcing decision
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Hartnell lauds Flyers' rookies
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Crosby: Nothing to be embarrassed about
Pittsburgh Post--Gazette-- Depleted Penguins try to stay afloat
Pittsburgh Post-Gaaette-- Pens recall defenseman Despres
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-- Some Flyers understand Crosby's actions reactions
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Mum's the word on violent Game 3
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- A confession: Jagr was right
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Flyers' Talbot defends Crosby
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Flyers aren't sharing any comeback secrets with Penguins
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Penguins' Neal, Asham are suspended for Game 4 of playoff series
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Penguins goaltender Fleury said effects from collisions did not linger
Globe and Mail-- Philadelphia paper labels Crosby "The Cowardly Penguin" on cover
Globe and Mail-- Sidney Crosby's wild side isn't helping Pens
National Post-- Sidney Crosby only hurting himself with his antics
National Post-- Sidney Crosby is "The Cowardly Penguin" according to Philadelphia newspaper

Previous items on the Series

Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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