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Old 11-22-2019, 11:45 PM   #34
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#1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #2 Philadelphia Flyers

OFFENSE: The Penguins will be without Jaromir Jagr (Torn Hamstring), but that doesn't appear to slow the Pens down as they handled Quebec quite easily in a four game sweep. Lemieux leads the Pens with 17 points in 10 games with Recchi and Francis providing secondary scoring. Igor Kravchuk has five goals from the blueline as well. Philadelphia is scoring a lot as well with Peter Forsberg leading the way with 17 points in 12 games. The Flyers will need more scoring from their secondary lines if they want to keep up with the Penguins.
ADVANTAGE: Pittsburgh

DEFENSE: The Penguins handled the Nordiques and their high powered offense pretty easily and with Larry Murphy and Paul Coffey leading the way it'll be a tall task for the Flyers to break through. Philadelphia's young blueline will have to be on point to shut down Super Mario and Mark Recchi. If they can do that, they have a chance to return to the Stanley Cup Finals
ADVANTAGE: Pittsburgh

GOALIE: Ron Hextall is still holding his ground with a 93.1SV% but he will need to return to his 1987 Playoff level to give the Flyers a chance to take down the dynasty. Tom Barrasso is playing at his usual level with a 91.4SV% and a 2.06GAA.
Advantage: Draw

PREDICTION: Penguins in Six
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