The first game last year in the Peg between these 2 teams was the first Flyer game I had been to live in a long time and my memories of that game were: Read, Hartnell, Harry Z (sort of interesting he is being called up for this one) all played very well. Everyone else was terrible. It was that game that made me wonder what the heck was wrong with Pronger. He acted almost drunk. Now we know why.
I don't think last nights loss is that much to worry about. The maple leafs are a hot team and their goalkeepers were amazing last night. they also did a great job killing off seven minutes of penalties in the second period.
Other than the 3-4 minutes of hell early in the second the flyers didn't look too bad. Just look at the shots 46-24 flyers.
Also the flyers were short couturier their defensive minded center. Although no loss is a good one this at least had some promise toward future games. I like that they didn't give up and even got another goal at the end to make the score more respectable.
Randy Miller expressed similar sentiments to what I stated last night:
FLYERS NOTES: It will be interesting to see who coach Peter Laviolette uses in goal tonight with the Flyers playing back-to-back games and Ilya Bryzgalov removed from Monday’s 5-2 loss in the second period after allowing four goals. New backup Brian Boucher seemed a strong candidate to start against the Jets before Monday’s game, but now that he’s played more than half a game on Monday while Bryzgalov was resting, it seems more likely Laviolette will stick with his starter, especially with his club off now 0-1 on this crucial six-game roadtrip. …
Why split our best line for the past two games? I think jake and Schenn should continue playing together maybe with read. Then put McGinn and Simmonds with g to give him some room and Briere with talbot and z