It was the loudest an arena has been for a Flyers game, home or away, this season. impact. dwindling series lead to three games to two. (24) On Sunday, with the series shifting back to the Wells Fargo Center, Flyers fans will try to return the favor. (26) In this series, the Flyers are 1-1 at home, 2-1 on the road. winger Jaromir Jagr called it before the series, knowing his team played better in enemy arenas during the regular season. To a man, however, the Flyers say it is a huge advantage to play at home at this stage of a series. t close it out on Sunday, the advantage would go to the Penguins for Game 7 on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. training facility in Voorhees. m not expecting anything less in Game 6. re crazy fans and loud, and hopefully we can build off that.” Philadelphia Flyers jerseys
Though statistics this season say otherwise, Giroux and his teammates claim playing at the Wells Fargo Center makes a difference. Giroux said. The Philadelphia Flyers may have had some big setbacks recently, yet they still hold a 3-1 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although Flyers fans like myself aren’t breathing as easily anymore after Game 4, we can feel more at ease than fans of every other Eastern Conference playoff team.Ilya Bryzgalov Jersey
This is because after the events of April 19, Philadelphia is the only Eastern team with a 3-1 series lead. The Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers had their chances to go up that big, yet the underdog Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils drew even instead – just as the Ottawa Senators did to the New York Rangers a night earlier. Now the Rangers-Senators, Bruins-Capitals and Panthers-Devils matchups are all even at 2-2, in contrast to the Flyers’ remaining 3-1 advantage. This should make Philadelphia feel more encouraged – and more motivated to eliminate Pittsburgh early while everyone else beats each other up. But it would be even more encouraging if one of the other underdogs won their series – which was starting to look unlikely before the Senators, Capitals and Devils all won their Game 4. Now if one of them wins their series, the Flyers will not be the lowest seed left in the second round – and would therefore avoid facing the Rangers in round two.Daniel Briere Jersey
All three of those underdogs looked ready to get knocked out when they all trailed by 2-1 – which wouldn’t have been good news for the Flyers. Even if Philadelphia eliminates Pittsburgh in Game 5 on April 20 and becomes the first Eastern team to reach the next round, its prospects there would remain iffy without a few breaks. But as long as everyone else in the conference keeps grueling onwards – and as long as the Rangers aren’t looming right away in round two – the Flyers’ long term prospects will look much better.Claude Giroux Jersey Given how ugly things have gotten against a Penguins team they have dominated, the Flyers are not ready to face a Rangers club that swept them by 6-0 this regular season. But that ominous fate is what will happen in the very next round, unless the Rangers, Bruins or Panthers get eliminated early. Fortunately, all of them are now facing a best-of-three series while the Flyers just have to win one more game.
Philadelphia has to win that one more game before it roots for or against a potential second round opponent. However, it wouldn’t be so bad to root for more Eastern Conference chaos in the meantime. After all, there is still a mathematical chance that the Flyers could be the top seed left in the second round, should the Devils, Capitals and Senators all pull upsets.Kimmo Timonen Jersey