Friday, April 30, 2010

Bruins vs. Flyers Series Preview

For the second year in a row the Bruins advance to the second round of the playoffs and are lined up to play the team that knocked out New Jersey. We all know what happened last year so we don't have to talk about it. Here's some regular season and playoff stats for you all to chew on:

Regular Season (whatever)
Playoffs so far:Keys to winning:
Keep this guy smilingPhiladelphia's got a couple guys banged up, and not in a teen-pregnancy kind of way. From the flyers' own site:
  • Jeff Carter (C): Out indefinitely with a right foot injury.
  • Ray Emery (G): Out for the season with a hip injury.
  • Simon Gagne (LW) - Out three weeks with a right foot injury (4/21).
  • Ian Laperriere (RW) - Out indefinitely with a brain contusion and mild concussion.
  • Michael Leighton (G): Out 8-10 weeks with a high ankle sprain (3/17).
Which is not to say that the Bruins are totally healthy.
  • Marc Savard is easing back into it and we'll probably see him back tomorrow.
  • Mark Stuart has started skating, but still isn't skating with the team due to a nasty hand infection.
  • Dennis Seidenberg has been good for the Bruins since the trade but he sliced a tendon so he's not playing against Philly.
  • P.J. Axelsson hasn't played all year for some reason, I gotta wonder when he's finally going to crack the lineup.
Here's a message from the Bruins bear for everyone who is road-tripping to philly and/or meets a road-tripper:
Oh and don't get puked on if you can help it.
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