We Are the #1 Seed Baby!

I knew this day would come. I’ve been calling it from the start, this year is our year. We have not won the Stanley Cup yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate because WE ARE THE NUMBER 1 SEED BABY!

The Flyers have just beaten the Tampa Bay Lightning, with the score being 4-1. This was a surprising victory for me, but I knew we had what it took.

I will now start explaining to you how we won, period by period.

FIRST PERIOD:

The Flyers started off the first period hot. We came out with all of the energy and took an early 2-0 lead. These two goals came from our right-winger, NAK (Nicolas Aube-Kubel). Kubel was our best performing player for us today while earning the 1st of the three starts, given out at the end of the game. We were deadly from the start!

SECOND PERIOD:

In the second period, the Lightning said they haven’t given up, just what I expected. With 5 minutes into the second period, lightning center, Tyler Johnson came down and scored for the Lightning. This put the Lightning back in the game and stopped the Flyers’ momentum. This wouldn’t be for long. With 6 minutes left in the second period, Joel Farabee scored a beautiful goal, to give us a 3-1 lead. Farabee seems to be a nice replacement for Micheal Raffl, and i hope he can keep this up. This would be all of the scorings in the second period.

THIRD PERIOD:

The third period was pretty simple for the Flyers. We had two jobs, waste time, and don’t allow any goals. We did just this while scoring an additional empty-net goal. This goal was scored by right-winger, Tyler Pitlick with only about 2 minutes left in the game.

With 2 very anxious minutes left in this important game, the buzzer sounded, and my smile began to brighten. The game was finally over and we officially clinched the #1 seed. If you told me to, I could not explain my happiness. After the game, I almost cried tears of joy. I even played the song “We Are the Champions.” I might be overreacting a lot, but our franchise has accomplished a very hard thing to do. We are not champions yet, but the Flyers have showed what I’ve been saying this whole season. We are the BEST team in the NHL!

Next Year is Our Year

“There’s always next year,” a saying people often say when their teams get eliminated from or don’t make the playoffs. This is not the current situation with the Flyers, as I speak, but that doesn’t stop me from talking about why I think the Flyers will win the Stanley Cup next year.

The Flyers will win the Stanley Cup for many reasons. One is the return of forward, Oskar Lindblom. Lindblom was having an all-star caliber year, before finding out that he had cancer. With him back, it will add another point scorer to our team and will make us deadlier and harder to stop. Also, the return of Lindblom will help us in a great way defensively, which will make our opponents have a lesser chance to score on us. Lastly, Lindblom gives a 100% effort while on the ice and is trusted by his teammates to capitalize on his goal-scoring opportunities.

The off-season is another reason for my point. The off-season will have a huge impact on our Stanley Cup chances. The off-season comes with the NHL Draft. In the draft, we could draft a star defenseman that will fill our team needs. This defenseman will make our team much better and eliminate some of our weak spots. Aside from the NHL Draft, there’s also Free Agency. Free Agency will be quite important to us because we could sign multiple players that will support the team. Free Agency will also make our team more powerful.

The final reason is progression. The Flyers have many young, star players with a ton of potential. These players will going to get better and better every year. For example, Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov, Carter Hart, Oskar Lindblom, Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton, Joel Farabee, Morgan Frost, Travis Sanheim, and Phillippe Myers, are all young players with a bright future. This will help the team by making us have a greater amount of firepower and be more feared.

Next year is our year. You can’t take that away from us!

Why The Flyers Will Go 2-1 In The East Qualifying Round Robin Games

The Philadelphia Flyers will be playing 3 games against 3 different teams on August 2nd, 6th, and 8th, in order to find out playoff seedings. We will be playing the Boston Bruins on the 2nd, Washington Capitals on the 6th, and Tampa Bay Lightning on the 8th. I believe that the Flyers will go 2-1 in these 3 games. Let me tell you why I think we will win game 1 against the Boston Bruins.

I think we will beat the Boston Bruins, with the score being 4-3 while ending in an overtime goal. I think we will win this because the Flyers always have good and close games against the Bruins and we’ve beaten this team in the regular season before. Also, the Flyers and the Bruins have a great rivalry so I believe that the Flyers will give it all they got to win this game. Another reason is that Tuukka Rask is known for choking in the playoffs so I believe we will be able to get some goals past him and stick in this game. Lastly, the Flyers are a hot and contending team going into the playoffs, so I think they will be motivated to win this game. Now, I will move onto why we will beat the Washington Capitals.

I feel like we will easily beat the Capitals, with the score being 5-1. I feel this because in the regular season we’ve blown out the Capitals twice, with the scores being 7-2 and 5-2. I think we will also blow them out in this game because we have their number and I think we could easily intimidate them. Another reason is that Braeden Holtby is starting to lose some of his talents so I believe that we can easily get some early goals on him. Lastly, we always do good against the Capitals and don’t seem to have any weaknesses, while playing against them. I will now tell you why we will lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In my opinion, I feel that we will lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning with the score being 3-2. I think this will be a very close game and go down to the wire, but I think the Lighting will pull away with this game. I think this because the Lightning has had our number for years now and always find a way to intimidate us and take the game away from us. Also, the lightning having better players than us in almost every position and have multiple players who are/were the best at their position. Additionally, the Lightning really wants the Stanley Cup bad, since they’ve gotten upset the last couple times they have made the playoffs. Lastly, I think the Flyers have a way better chance to beat the Bruins than the Lighting.

As you can see, this is why I think the Flyers will go 2-1 in the “East qualifying round robin,” games. I hope you enjoyed!