Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ouch! Flyers smoked by Pens in Stanley Cup opener

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this was not exactly what the Flyers had in mind.

The orange and black basically failed to show up as they got drubbed by their hated cross-state rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins, 7-0, last night in Game One of their Stanley Cup playoff opening series.

Ouch!

And it probably wasn't that close.

You can hate Sidney Crosby all you want, but you can't deny he's the real deal. He kicked off the Pens' annual playoff run with a natural hat trick, three straight goals, as this one was over early.

But all's not lost for Philly fans.

How 'bout those Sixers!!!!

They now head into the playoffs on a 16-game winning streak.

Last night they demolished the Bucks to wrap up the third seed. They open the playoffs Saturday night against the Miami Heat in South Philly.

And even the Phillies are now above .500. Gabe Kapler's young crew got another great start from Nick Pivetta last night, who went seven strong innings, but did not get the decision.

Instead it was left to Scott Kingery to provide a walk-off sac fly in the 12th to push the Phils to a 6-5 win over the Reds to sweep the series. The Phils now stand at 6-5 on the season.

The Flyers will get another shot at the Penguins Friday night.

If they don't win, this series might be over quick.

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