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A Pennsylvania Playoff?

Last night the Philadelphia Flyers finished off the top-seeded Montreal Canadiens. I'm still in shock they did it -- let alone in five games. If the Pittsburgh Penguins can beat the New York Rangers today, we'll have an all Pennsylvania playoff in the Eastern Conference finals.

iwg2:
...and thus ensuring that PA will provide Detroit the sacrificial lamb.
5.4.2008 11:05am
Plaf:
Pennsylvania, always the battleground state.

Go Flyers!
5.4.2008 11:13am
Hoosier:
iwg2--It sure looks that way. But my good friend who is a Redwings nut claims this is not their year. He may just be trying to ward-off Nemesis. But his predictions in hockey have been astoundng in the past.
5.4.2008 12:15pm
Visitor Again:
I'm still in a bit of shock too. As Phil Sheridan writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer: "The Canadiens will wake up this morning and wonder exactly how their off-season got here. They outplayed the Flyers for most of the series and couldn't beat Biron."
5.4.2008 1:00pm
Bretzky (mail):
It's the same-old, same-old when it comes to hockey. The team with the best regular season record rarely makes it to the Stanley Cup finals. Hockey is the sport where the regular season means the least to what happens in the playoffs. The Flyers have, maybe, finally learned this lesson as well.

I predict a Pittsburgh-Detroit final with Detroit winning in five.
5.4.2008 1:33pm
Iglesfan:
I predict a Flyers-Detroit Final, with it going to 7 games.
5.4.2008 1:51pm
Texan Eric:
I am glad to see that this is yet another year in which Lord Stanley's cup will not be won by a Canadian team... Time to listen to the Team America theme song again! :-)
5.4.2008 2:40pm
JB:
At least the finals will be between cities where ice actually forms naturally in the winter.
5.4.2008 3:04pm
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):
gotta hot tip today- put your money on the Rangers, they've been granted an exception and can carry pistols.
5.4.2008 3:27pm
Hoosier:
Glen--Is that new? I thought, hell, everyone who may have to play in Detroit during the season must be licensed for concealed carry,

I mean, how else would you get them to go there?
5.4.2008 3:43pm
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):

everyone who may have to play in Detroit during the season must be licensed for concealed carry,

I mean, how else would you get them to go there?


as I understand it, the "licensing" is rather... loose.
5.4.2008 5:05pm
alias:
Dirtiest team in the league... here's hoping for a Pens sweep.
5.4.2008 10:49pm
Brian G (mail) (www):
Let's go Flyers!

By the way, I just got done watching the 4OT Stars-Sharks game. Nothing beats the NHL playoffs. Nothing.
5.5.2008 3:35am
KeithK (mail):
At least the finals will be between cities where ice actually forms naturally in the winter.

Only if Detroit does in fact beat Dallas.
5.5.2008 7:49pm