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Penguins vs Flyers, Round 3 Game 1

Game 1
In Pitt at 7:30 p.m.
Watch on Versus, Yahoo! or listen live on

I know I've been AWOL for the last few open threads - I'll be here for this one.  If you haven't already made a username feel free to do so here.  It takes two seconds to do and may put you in the running for some 2008 playoff posters and other goodies.  The offer is open to Flyers fans too - although all I ask is that you keep it clean in the comment section.  Other than that, feel free to dish it out.

Here we are, Game 1.  How long has it been since the last game?  I have to say, it's been pretty nice seeing the Pens still playing while other teams send players off to the IIHF competition.  Perhaps it's for the better in more ways than one.  After all, the Lightning's center Jeff Halpern has a rough summer ahead of him after tearing his ACL.  Makes you grateful to have your team still together in the NHL huh?  I know I'd be beyond words if we dropped a guy during offseason play.

Still keeping an eye open for scratches, but with a 7:30 start I presume we won't be seeing them till around 7 or so.  In either case, Timmonen is out this series for the Flyers, perhaps even up to three months now.  Eklund at hockeybuzz claims he could be back for the end of the series, but this is speculation coming from a guy who predicted the Penguins were not in the running for Hossa.  Oh, and he's a Flyers fan (employee) too.

Shrink this down, print it out and staple it to your forehead - here is your playoff TV schedule on Versus.  

With that said - well, there's nothing else to say till the puck drops.