I am taking a moment to step away from the lab and talk about the Flyers. I know there are many Flyers fans here at school, so I thought I would show you how to use a blog in a different way: to talk and share your opinion about something you love!
The Flyers are a few days away from the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The last two series they played against the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadiens were breathtaking. It was exhilarating to watch the Flyers play with tenacity and resiliency. There were times we all had to hold our breath and hope they could pull off a win, which most times they did. For the first time in 4 years, they are getting closer to the cup. After last year’s awful dive to last place in the league, it feels pretty good to see the boys in orange and black knocking out their opponents.
Now the Flyers face Crosby, Malkin, and Hossa, three high-level, skilled players, whom I believe will give us a good series. Last year we lost every game we played against the Pens. This year, with team rebuilding and direction from coach John Stevens, we won 5 of 8. Bring on the Pens. If ever our Philadelphia Flyers were ready, it’s now.
Marty Biron is at the top of his game. R.J. Umberger is finding the back of the net game after game. Prospal and Briere are connecting and making plays. I could go on and on about many more of our players. We don’t just have three stars on our team (as the Pens do), we have depth on each line that hits the ice.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming series?
Let’s go Flyers!