Winners and sinners of the Flyers week:
Shot: Claude Giroux 32 seconds into Game Six, low stick side.
Shot that didnt go in: Giroux overpowered Marc-Andre Fleury with a power-play one-timer. Scott Hartnell found the rebound in a pile and pushed in goal No. 2.
Hit: By Giroux on Sidney Crosby, in Technicolor 10 feet in front of the Penguins bench, only five seconds in.
Save: Glove by Ilya Bryzgalov on James Neal 25-footer at 3-2 in Game 5. Flyers checked so well, blocked so many shots, Bryzgalov did not have to make a superior save in Game 6.
Game Six performances (next to Girouxs, of course): On a defense minus Chris Pronger, Andrej Meszaros and Nick Grossmann, Braydon Coburn and Matt Carle played like shutdown guys against the most dangerous one-two tandem in the league.
Prison door slamming on a comeback by a former champion since 1987 against the Islanders: This one. Twenty-five years ago, Islanders had gotten it to back 3-3 from 3-1 and Flyers blew them out with two first period shorthanded goals in 44 seconds and won that one too, 5-1.
One-man dominance by a Flyer forward since Keith Primeau in the 2004 run to Game 7 of the conference final: For one round, Giroux. Penguins have the acknowledged two best centers in the NHL in Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and Giroux outplayed them both.
Use of a crystal ball by Paul Holmgren: Flyers had Max Talbot and Jaromir Jagr and the Penguins did not.
WORSTPrediction that the Penguins huge advantage in experience would be the difference: Mine. All the Flyers kids played superbly, all the way through Erik Gustafsson in Game 6.