from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, Can they do it? Yeah, they can do it. The Pittsburgh Penguins are good enough, the Philadelphia Flyers are vulnerable enough and this series has been crazy enough, that’s for sure. It’s been the highest-scoring series through four games in NHL history, featuring 45 goals, one more than the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers produced back in 1985.
But unless the Penguins do it, unless they become the fourth NHL team to come back from 3-0 deficit and win a best-of-7 series, Wednesday night’s 10-3 victory won’t be remembered as a display of defiant pride. It will be remembered as a display of what all these Penguins could have been, of all that slipped away.
The Penguins’ stars looked like stars. The Flyers’ goaltenders looked like, well, Flyers goaltenders. It turned into a rout, and an electric building lost its power.