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TCL Round 1 Staff Predictions: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers




Bloodbath. That's the word that Flyers forward Scott Hartnell used to describe the mindset of these two teams heading into this series. Some of us here at The Checking Line may be proponents of pacifism and the reduction of violence in hockey, but even we get a kick about what's probably going to happen between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in this first round match-up. The two teams set up their series in a game in the final week of the season, and if that was any indication, this one shouldn't disappoint. Expect a lot of violence, lots of scoring, contr...

What You Need To Know (TCL Penguins Edition)


In what is due to be one of the most exciting playoff series in recent history, the Pittsburgh Penguins are set to play the Philadelphia Flyers in round one.  This marquee matchup will feature the two highest scoring teams in the NHL as well as two bitter rivals.  It is sure to be filled with emotion and hatred, but we are going to analyze the measurable the evidence and find out what this series is sure to bring.

Forwards – A former Hart and Art Ross trophy winner, a two time Art Ross winner, and a budding superstar are only a few of the immense talents that will be seen on the ice.  Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin averaged over 1.4 points per game...

Newman talks the Flames on CBC

Had the opportunity to be interviewed on CBC Radio this afternoon regarding the Flames current playoff surge.

Will they or wont they?

Have a listen!

Flames Call on Sven Baertschi

The Flames have re-called Sven Baertschi from the WHL's Portland Winterhawks.

A move fans have been eagerly waiting for since the Flames drafted him back in 2011.

Flames in Playoff Spot; PP Struggling

The Flames jumped into a playoff spot for the first time this season on Saturday night with a 1-0 win over the LA Kings.

What lies ahead for the Flames with 23 games left on the Sked?

Also, the PP has been struggling of late. Why is that?