When thrown a lifeline, the Penguins it seems know how to navigate off their ice flow.
Pitttsbutgh found some helpful goaltending from Marc Andre Fleury in game number five and for their efforts elimination has been delayed, perhaps deferred as the Penguins announced that they are ready to stay in the Eastern division series for the long run.
Fleury who suffered a meltdown in the early part of the series flashed some of the skill and confidence in game five that has been the backbone of the Penguins for the last few years, if indeed he is back in his zone and ready to start stealing victories then Philadelphia may not have the easy skate that they had on the horizon at the start of the series.
The Flyers who two games ago were feeling pretty confident in their skills, now find themselves struggling to close out the Pens, each successive game tightening those collars on the bench with the winged P on their jerseys.
While home ice advantage doesn't seem to make much of a difference in this series, the Flyers if they wish to be done with the Penguins, would be well advised to do it on Sunday, setting up a game seven showdown is tempting fates that perhaps best not be tempted.
Game Six-- Penguins 1 at Philadelphia 5
PHILADELPHIA WINS the series 4 games to 2
Previews and Reviews
Philadelphia Daily News-- Claude Giroux's ascent through Philadelphia Flyers history
Philadelphia Daily News-- Bryzgalov cool when it counts
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers tap into Talbot's knowledge of Penguins
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers win series
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers eliminate Penguins, advance
Philadelphia Daily News-- What's ahead for Flyers in Round 2?
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Oh, for another drink from Lord Stanley's Cup
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers get greatness from Giroux
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Unsung heroes spur Flyers
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers shut down Crosby
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers eliminate Penguins
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Rookie Gustafsson makes impact for Flyers
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Flyers end Pens' brief playoff run
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Giroux, Flyers unexpectedly shove Penguins out playoff door
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Stars cross; it takes toll
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Underachieving team squanders opportunity
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Turn off the lights
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Talbot, Jagr fill key roles in Flyers' win
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Flyers take down Penguins, 5-1
Globe and Mail-- Flyers defeat Penguins in six games
Globe and Mail-- Where should the Penguins go from here?
National Post-- Flyers simply better than Penguins in series clinching win
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Flyers' injuries play to Penguins' strength
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Flyers scoring late in their power plays
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Teams switch roles in playoff
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Malkin, Crosby and mind games
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Fleury keeps Penguins chugging
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Penguins' big picture still the same: Only focus on Game 6
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Momentum swings, sways, defies control
Pittsburgh Post Gazette- Fleury shuts door on Flyers as Penguins' season remains alive
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Teams make themselves at home on road
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Flyers embrace tenuous situation, confident going home
Philadelphia Daily News-- Read, Couturier left off Calder list
Philadelphia Daily News-- Rinaldo Day 11
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers fall short in Game 5 to Penguins
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers cite home advantage for Game 6
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Young Flyers learning that winning a playoff series is harder than it looks
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Pressure rises for Flyers in Game 6
Philadelphia Inquirer-- The ultimate irritant: Pittsburgh's Crosby
Globe and Mail-- Pens' Jordan Staal making most of chance to shine
Globe and Mail-- Penguins still searching for answers on defence
National Post-- Chris Pronger's absence leaves hole in hockey
National Post-- Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan Staal key to Penguins' turnaround
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