Flyers haven't had too much success in Ottawa lately. Who knows, maybe Holmstrom will give this team some energy. Zherdev appearing in his third straight game, do we still see some production from him or is this about the time when he disappears?
From Tim P.'s article...quotes regarding the PP inefficiency:
“We continue to work on it,” Laviolette said. “We feel we have the right people out there. Skill people. The power play can be better. We’ll certainly be counting on that when playoffs rolls around.” … Kimmo Timonen said the Flyers are trying to be too cute and fancy right now on the power play. Perhaps because Chris Pronger isn’t around. “I don’t disagree with that [being fancy] and get more inside the paint,” Laviolette said. “Just bringing the puck to the net. [Scott Hartnell’s] goal in Pittsburgh is a perfect example. Send it low and just slam it at the net. And if that doesn’t go in, maybe it kicks out to the guy coming in from the back door.”
Bobrovsky will start in net Tuesday in Ottawa. ... Neither Danny Briere (sore groin) nor Blair Betts (left knee) made the trip to Ottawa. … Lines from Monday’s practice are expected tonight: Ben Holmstrom centering Scott Hartnell and Kris Versteeg; Claude Giroux centering Zherdev and Carter; Mike Richards centering James van Riesmdyk and Ville Leino; Darroll Powe centering Nodl and Dan Carcillo. … The Flyers are 10-8-6 since Versteeg arrived. They are 1-3-1 when he scores a goal. … In the last 11 games, the Flyers have had seven one-goal losses. You think the power play (2-for-last-19 over that span) could have made a difference? You bet it could.