Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Game #76 Preview: Flyers @ Maple Leafs 4/1/09


The Flyers are playing their first of two games in four days in Ontario. The schedule is a bitch, meaning that the Flyers have to play three games in four days, flying back and forth to Canada twice in that short span.

Why the Flyers Will Win:
  • It's James van Riemsdyk day in Flyerland, so spirits should be high.
  • The Maple Leafs are really bad. And their GM is super pissed off, talking about what failures they are because they're going to miss the playoffs. Missing the playoffs is bad, but being in fourteenth is way worse. They're not very good.
  • The Flyers don't really have the games in hand that they used to, and so now the playoff picture is a little more urgent. The Flyers are only one point ahead of Carolina, who is only one point ahead of Pittsburgh, who is only one point ahead of New York, who is only one point ahead of Montreal.
  • Martin Biron gets the start, and the Flyers have been much much better with him at the helm.
  • The Flyers aren't the Mets. They'll make the playoffs.
Why the Maple Leafs will Win:
  • The Maple Leafs have absolutely nothing to play for, and will be dangerous. Lot of guys fighting for jobs for next year.
  • The Flyers are 1-2 in games on TSN this year.
Prediction: Flyers win 4-1. I hope I'm right, since I want one of those Tastykakes shirts.

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