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Penguins rout Flyers, 7-0, chase Elliott; is this Petr Mrazek's big opportunity?

Red Wings stand to gain from strong Flyers, Mrazek playoff showing

Brian Elliott #37 of the Philadelphia Flyers bumps gloves with Petr Mrazek #34 as he skates off the ice after being pulled in the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 11, 2018 in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

The Detroit Red Wings traded goalie Petr Mrazek in February to the Philadelphia Flyers for two conditional picks. 

TSN's Bob McKenzie summed up the conditions as follows: 

That means the Red Wings should be pulling for the Flyers and Mrazek to do well in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Wednesday night was not a good start for the Flyers against their rival the Pittsburgh Penguins. They were routed, 7-0.

However, there could be a nice outcome here for Mrazek and the Red Wings: Brian Elliott was pulled after the 5th goal, turning the net over to Mrazek. After Elliott's poor start, could this mean coach Dave Hakstol will turn to Mrazek in Game 2?

If so, it would be a massive opportunity for Mrazek. He appeared in 10 playoff games during his time with the Red Wings. He went 4-6 with a 1.36 GAA and .945 save percentage. Aside from the record, those are impressive playoff numbers. 

It's time for Mrazek to shine. 


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