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“They did everything better than us in our building. That was embarrassing. We talked after the second [period] to come out hard, and we just couldn’t get it going. We didn’t have a shot on net for I don’t know how long.”
– Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros after the Flyers 2-1 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
…It was embarrassing, and, quite frankly, the game stunk. Still, the Flyers were able to get a point despite a poor showing, and still lead the Pens by four points with a game in hand. Obviously, that contest in the Steel City next week now looms even larger than it did before, but the Flyers must first take care of business against the Islanders and Bruins – preferably two points in the former and at least one in the latter – before they can go ahead and worry about anything concerning Pittsburgh.
I’d say the Flyers will come out charged up for the Islanders on Saturday night, but who knows at this point? They may just assume it will be another two points. Paging Chris Pronger: come back.
…I’m glad, but not surprised that the Flyers aren’t taking the Penguins lightly. At this stage of the game, whether it be injuries or something else, a team’s greatest hope lies within playing the hand they’ve been dealt. Few teams have handled the adversity better than Pittsburgh, who can remarkably pull to within 3 points of the Flyers with a win tonight in regulation.
The Pens have done it all without their best two players in Evgeni Malkin and Crosby, and I seriously doubt they’ll be at a lack for motivation come tonight’s puck-drop. That’s why the Flyers need to get on this team early, and carry over that spectacular play they showcased for the 2nd and 3rd periods Tuesday against Washington. A regulation victory tonight by the Orange and Black could go a LONG way towards a division title.
The Flyers came to terms with Read, a 5’10”, 185 pound forward yesterday afternoon.
Read, age 24, was the team captain at Bemidji State University, where he posted 22 goals and 13 assists for 35 points in 37 games his senior season. He led the team in goals, and was second in points.
Read is signed through the 2013-2014 season.
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…May 14, 2010. I’ll never forget the day: I was at the viewing party at the Wells Fargo Center with 15,000 of my closest friends and it was quite a party when that final buzzer sounded.
…I would hope this was the case. With the way the Flyers have positioned themselves, the #1 overall seed looks incredibly likely. Obviously, victories against Washington and Pittsburgh this week would only help their cause, and they can start it off right by knocking off the Caps tonight. Having the playoffs go through the Wells Fargo Center would be huge, as we saw how important it is to the Flyers’ success during their run last season.
…This week’s games are obviously huge and it’s a very good sign that the Flyers realize that and know that their best hockey had better be on the horizon. The potential exists for the Flyers to pull four points ahead of the Capitals with two games in hand, while also going further in front of the Penguins, the lone team that stands in their way this point when it comes to an Atlantic Division title.
I agree with Carchidi in that Bobrovsky will likely get one, if not both of these contests, and will probably be the man in between the pipes come playoff time for the Orange and Black. The Caps will be red hot coming in on Tuesday, and it will be up to the Flyers to stop them in their tracks. I have a bad feeling – I SINCERELY hope I’m wrong – but I have a bad feeling that these next two games will show the Flyers’ glaring defensive weakness without having Chris Pronger in the lineup against some of the game’s best players. We shall see though; one game at a time.