Players to watch

FLYERS: Center Claude Giroux

 Giroux is having a monster series. He leads all postseason players with 11 points and is one point away from tying Danny Briere and Bill Barber for the Flyers franchise record for points in a playoff series. But he was held to one assist in Game 5 on Friday. In order for the Flyers to put the Pens on ice Sunday afternoon, look for Giroux to be the offensive catalyst.

PENGUINS: Center Sidney Crosby

The superstar center has not dominated like he has in the past. He did not have even one point in Game 5. But he's been great on winning faceoffs and still has three goals and five assists. If Sid the Kid can finally take over a game, the Flyers may lack the firepower to keep up.

Three keys to the game


The goaltending has been so inconsistent that you don't know what to expect from shot to shot, let alone from game to game. Ilya Bryzgalov and Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury are waging a one-on-one battle to avoid being the goat of the series. Fleury has the hot hand now.


Flyers right winger Jaromir Jagr has looked great in dishing out six assists. But the former Penguins star has just one goal on 15 shots for an embarrassing 6.7 percent. The Flyers need this veteran to chip in another goal or two ASAP.


The excitable Penguins would be wise to take it nice and easy and keep the Flyers off the power play Sunday afternoon. The Flyers could not score at even strength in Game 5 but are an amazing 11 for 20 with the advantage in the series. Want to play a Game 7, Penguins? Keep your gloves on and keep the play at five on five.