Friday Morning Fly By: It Begins Tonight

BOSTON, MA - MAY 04: Andrej Meszaros #41 of the Philadelphia Flyers is congratulated by teammates Sean O'Donnell #6 and Darroll Powe #36 after Meszaros scored in the second period against the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 4 , 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • The team did not have a morning skate today: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to start tonight: [CSNPhilly] [Inquirer]
  • Either way, the team has to be better in front of him: [NHL.com]
  • The Flyers goaltending was a topic of discussion, but - and again, why can't people get this? - it is a symptom, not a diagnosis: [Puck Daddy]
  • But they will hope to get more aggressive: [CSNPhilly]
  • Know who has been great for the Bruins? Dennis Seidenberg: [NHL.com] [Inquirer]
  • Oh, the David Krejci line has also been good: [CSNPhilly]
  • Jim Jackson writes that it is a different year and that the Flyers shouldn't expect to come back from down 3-0: [CSNPhilly]
  • But this is so much like last year! [Philly Sports Daily] [NHL.com]
  • Echoing last year, they just need one win: [Philly Sports Daily] [Daily News] [Inquirer]
  • Sam Donnellon writes that the Flyers have to stop worrying about the other guy not doing his job and just do theirs: [Daily News]
  • Rich Hoffman decides to say the Flyers lack maturity, then say that they needed 7 games to beat Buffalo because of their "comical" goaltending. Hey Rich, Brian Boucher had a 93.4% save percentage against Buffalo. Only in one game did he stop less than 92.9% of his shots. Yeah, that means you're making shit up. [Daily News]
  • The Capitals General Manager didn't exactly give Bruce Boudreau a vote of confidence: [SBNation.com] [NHL.com]
  • And Team Russia passed - explicitly - on bring Alex Semin over for the World Championships: [SBNation.com]
  • Teams are taking advantage of a salary cap-free post-season: [thestar.com]
  • Looking at playoff winning percentages since the lockout: [The Copper & Blue]
  • And looking at second round home-ice advantage: [Behind The Net]
  • Why do Kings fans love Jack Johnson? A very thorough look at just how bad he played: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Is rest a good thing in the playoffs? [Behind the Net]
  • Signs your second round series is not going well: [Down Goes Brown]
  • This is a few days old, and it's about baseball, but it's completely worth your time: How the mental side of the game effects luck and variance: [South Side Sox]
  • Happy Birthday Daniel Soloman!
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