Mark Streit and his Flyers have ended their regular season on the last wild card spot in the Eastern conference and are now meeting the Capitals from Washington in the Conference Quarter finals. The Caps, who have ended their regular season sky high on the first rank, are looking to win the series in four games against the Flyers. But what are the chances for Mark Streit and his Flyers to advance into the Conference Semi finals? We have added up the facts and know what could give the Flyers the edge!
- The key advantage for the Flyers is their goaltending, with Mason in net they have a great goaltender on their side and this could be a the way to win against the Caps. Philadelphia has a save percentage of .932 in even-strength situations, second in the League behind the New York Rangers’ .933. The Capitals are 11th with a .929 save percentage in such situations.
- The Capitals have the preassure in this series, the expectations are on their side and we all know how this can influence a team, to be in the favorite position. The best example therefor is the SC Bern, who made the impossible possible!
Unfortunately the goaltending is the only roster advantage in this series and it will be a tough quest, to beat a team that has won 33 more points than the Flyers have. Mason will have to play his very best. The Flyers have won two out of four meeting, which indicates that this series could end up tighter than expected. If Mason preforms well in net, he could pull his whole roster with him and this could lead to success for the Flyers in the end!