The Philadelphia Flyers, who visit TD Banknorth Garden for a rematch of Wednesday’s game with the Boston Bruins Saturday, have been committing right around six minor penalties a game.
That’s a lot of power-play opportunities for the Flyers’ opponents, as Chuck Gormley of the Courier-Post explains. Defenseman Kimmo Timmonen knows he and his teammates need to be more careful without losing their aggression. Timmonen could also play a part in reviving the Flyer’s power play, which is currently in a 1-for-25 slump, as Sam Carchidi explains in The Inquirer.
MK: The Bruins will have to be wary of the Flyers finally breaking out of their power-play slump. The best way to do that will be to stay out of the box while taking advantage of the Flyer’s propensity for taking infractions. I’d expect that Saturday’s game will amp up the physicality, unlike the fairly soft game the teams played in Philly.