Flyers get one back
(2) Pittsburgh v. (6) Philadelphia
Penguins lead series 3-1
It seems the Pittsburgh Penguins are still in need of a little more maturity.
While they have grown remarkably despite their youthful makeup, the Penguins could use more experience when it comes to the killer instinct. For the second NHL playoff series in a row, they failed to close the deal in an elimination game.
That's not to say Philadelphia has a chance.
No, I'll go back to a few words I had about the San Jose-Dallas matchup in Round 2, when it was the Sharks on the mat looking like they'd soon tap out: "The team in the hole wins a game, brings it to 3-1, well, okay, there's their last gasp. Given where they're coming from, the odds are so long that it's not worth thinking about. Who's next again?"
By that logic, the answer's "Detroit," with only the date to be determined.
The Flyers and Stars need to win another game for my ears to perk up (and take down that poll in the sidebar).
As far as I'm concerned, Penguins fans are safe buying the hat.