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Preview: No. 6 Boston vs. No. 7 Philadelphia

Posted on: April 29, 2010 12:42 am
Edited on: April 29, 2010 10:45 am
 

No. 6 Boston Bruins vs. No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers

Wes Goldstein's Take

The Bruins will win if: They keeps things close, find a way to slow down games and get the timely scoring it did in the opening round. Goalie Tuukka Rask will have to respond as well. The rookie was great against Buffalo, but he'll face more offensive weapons from the Flyers and bigger, more physical forwards coming at him. Boston helped its cause by hitting the smaller Sabres hard and often. It is the right approach, but it will take more effort against the Flyers.

The Flyers will win if: Goalie Brian Boucher continues to confound the experts. The veteran netminder was a surprising star against New Jersey, but he tends to be streaky and that won't do in a series when his team is missing some of its top scorers. The big thing for the Flyers will be staying out of the penalty box. Philadelphia got away with taking too many penalties against the Devils, but the Bruins power play has gotten sharper since the postseason began and the return of Marc Savard makes it more dangerous.

 

How They Got Here

Boston: Defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 4-2, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals ... Finished the regular season with a 39-30-13 record for 91 points (3rd, Northeast Division)

Philadelphia: Defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals ... Finished the regular season with a 41-35-6 record for 88 points (3rd, Atlantic Division)

Complete Schedule & Bracket

 

Schedule
Date Location Time
May 1 at Boston 12:30 p.m.
May 3 at Boston 7 p.m.
May 5 at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
May 7 at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
May 10 at Boston * 7 p.m.
May 12 at Philadelphia * TBA
May 14 at Boston * 7 p.m.
* if necessary

 

Season Series
Series tied, 2-2
Date Result
Oct. 22 Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 (SO) Recap
Dec. 14 Philadelphia 3, Boston 1 Recap
Jan. 1 Boston 2, Philadelphia 1 (OT) Recap
Mar. 11 Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 Recap

 

Stats Comparison
Statistic BOS PHI
Goals For (Avg.) 2.67 3.00
Goals Against (Avg.) 2.50 1.80
Power Play 27.6% 27.3%
Penalty Kill 87.5% 100%

Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2010 3:28 am
 

Preview: No. 6 Boston vs. No. 7 Philadelphia

Bruins in 6!!


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