Binghamton Devils Season Ending, NHL Postseason Starting
This weekend The Binghamton Devils will wrap up their inaugural season with three games. The B-Dev's hit the road Friday to play the first game of a home at home series against Hartford, then Saturday is their final home game as they welcome the Wolfpack to town. The season concludes for the Devils on Sunday with a trip up to Utica. It's been a tough year for the Binghamton Devils with a lot of their players spending part of the season with the parent club, The New Jersey Devils. And even thought Binghamton didn't qualify for the playoffs, it has been an exciting season and we got to witness some great games at the Floyd L Maine's Veterans Memorial Arena this year.
The second season in the NHL starts tonight. The playoffs get underway with three games including the Battle of Pennsylvania series. The Pittsburgh Penguins will host my favorite team The Philadelphia Flyers in game one tonight. The Penguins swept the season series against the Flyers this year, but the Philly is playing good hockey now and they just got their number one goalie, and former Binghamton Senators goalie, Brian Elliott back from injury. The Flyers are huge underdogs in this series with Pittsburgh having the better record and being the two-time Stanley Cup defending champions. I'm hoping the Flyers were inspired by their cross parking lot NFL counterparts, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were underdogs throughout the entire NFL playoffs and ended up winning the Super Bowl. Not to mention, Villanova winning the NCAA Men's Championship in basketball, I'm hoping the winning ways rub off on the Broad Street Bullies.
I can't imagine how crazy Philadelphia would be if the Flyers were to win the Stanley Cup this year. I know it's a long shot but so was the Eagles run. And who knows, in the NBA The Philadelphia 76ers have won their last 15 games and will be going into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams. I'm hoping Philadelphia becomes the new 'City of Champions'. Let's take it one step at a time though, I would love to see the Flyers dethrone Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. You know what I'll be watching tonight.