“Flyers G-Sergei Bobrovsky faces Ottawa’s G-Brian Elliot tonight. Elliot has lost NINE straight. Ouch.”
– Ryan Bright (@philabright)
…Ottawa has been a team in limbo this entire season. They came into the year with an outside chance to contend in what looked like – and has remained to be – a wide open Eastern Conference, but they just haven’t got it together. They have been struck by injuries in a big way, and they also haven’t gotten the goaltending they did en route to a 5th place finish last season.
Elliot has been injured on and off this season, and his losses surely haven’t encouraged any quick progression in his recoveries from injuries to getting back on the ice. It’s obvious Elliot will lack a ton of confidence mentally, and it’s important to continue to kick his psyche while it’s down. The Flyers need to get pucks on Elliot early tonight, and force him to come out of his net and make plays. Shoot from all angles, and be sure to give him the nightly Flyers dose of a healthy crashing of the net. That should spell good things for the Flyers tonight.