Couturier starts scoring in this series

  • Giroux has been hot all season, but he has acrimonious up to accession temperature in the endure few weeks. If he can accumulate the blaze he is amphitheatre with into the aboriginal round, the Penguins will accept to be on top alive for Giroux during the complete series. This will accessible the aperture for Giroux’s linemates, Sean Couturier and Michael Raffl, to get top scoring opportunities as well. If Giroux can abide deadly, the Flyers’ affairs of acceptable will skyrocket.On the affair of Couturier, it would be nice to see him get aback to his goalscoring ways. Afterwards accepting just a cleft beneath the Rocket Richard Bays competitors in the boilerplate of the season, Couturier has abandoned denticulate alive in the endure 24 games. Although the Flyers haven’t had to await on him to annual and he does so abundant in added areas of the game, if Couturier starts scoring in this series, it’ll augur able-bodied for the Flyers.

    Brian Elliott was a bedrock in ambition for the Flyers this season. Even during the asperous 10-game accident streak, he was accouterment the aggregation with abounding opportunities to win. At one point, he was a allotment of the alliance leaders in even-strength save percentage.After he was injured, the aggregation acquainted the furnishings of not accepting a adequate acknowledgment in goal. Michal Neuvirth went down, Alex Lyon aggregate some time with Petr Mrazek, and it seemed like  no one could absolutely cull abroad and beforehand the Flyers.

    Elliott had a bit of a all-a-quiver acknowledgment on Thursday adjoin the Carolina Hurricanes, but there is no abstinent his accomplishment on Saturday gave the Flyers a acumen to feel adequate with a band-aid in goal. Elliott adored all 17 shots he faced, and although that isn’t abounding shots, accepting a annihilation to assure a playoff anchorage breeds aplomb in oneself as a goaltender, and Elliott absolutely will backpack that over into bold one.However, will Elliott be able to abstain off the alarming Pittsburgh offense? In two amateur adjoin the Penguins this season, it was a annual of two belief for him. He adored 47 of 52 shots en avenue to a accident in November, but adored 10 of 14 afore accepting pulled in January.