Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rangers beat Flyers, home ice for the Pens

We can all thank the Rangers for beating the Flyers today and giving the Pens home ice advantage in the playoffs. Who would have thought a couple months ago that the Pens would go from 10th place to 4th with home ice advantage? It seems nuts but it's reality and how could Pens fans be any happier? The schedule is still expected today and we'll get that up when we find it. The playoffs start Wednesday so the first game will not be before Wednesday.

We saw while watching part of the Chicago/Detroit game on NBC that they will have games on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Saturday's game was announced as Rangers/Capitals. Saturday the 25th is on the schedule for 3 p.m. as well. As much as we don't like NBC, the more hockey we get the better.

We'll post the schedule when see it.

Go Pens!


Pippi said...

Yay! My heart was beating so fast for the final 3 minutes of the Rangers-Flyers game. I could barely watch. Although I don't like the opponent to be Flyers for the first round, home ice advantage is as good as we can get. Maybe Devils are not a push-over and can beat Canes. Who knows? The down-side of not having a Penguins-Devils series is that I may not be able to watch every game on my local TV. Anyway, it is more important for Pens to win than for me to be able to see the games. ;-)

Faceoffs and First Downs said...

We wanted to watch the Flyers/Rangers game but couldn't so we were watching the page refresh on Yahoo! lol. It couldn't get over fast enough.

We don't love the Flyers match-up either but since that's how it is, getting home ice just makes is so much better. We still kind of can't believe it.

We should feel lucky that we get FSN and can watch the good majority of games but we don't get Versus so when it comes to the playoffs, we start freaking out. It's hard not to be able to watch the games, especially during the playoffs. But you're right, it's just important that they win. Go Pens!