Bryz looked good, Jersey did not have a lot of shots, but they had some quality chances.....Simmonds was good again, and things seem to happen when he is on the ice......Looking forward to the opener now !
Well, that goalie Ilya Bryzgalov continues to look better for a second game in a row. He had two very good stops in the opening period and was again sharp throughout the game.
The first save was on Petr Sykora (back to the future with the Devils) from the right circle and the other, a slapper through traffic from Anton Volchenkov, at the right point.
We also learned that Scott Hartnell can score on the power play by accident. So fine tic-tac-toe passing beginning with Mike Testwuide, saw Matt Read laser a slap pass that caromed off Hartnell’s skate from a bad angle for a 1-0 lead on Marty Brodeur.
“Testwuide did a great job coming up on the half wall and he made a great pass to Read. I positioned myself in the slot and Read made a great pass to me,” Hartnell said. “The puck went off my skate and into the net, but there was no kicking motion so it was good.”
What the Flyers needed to learn in this game, however, was who their sixth and seventh defensemen are. It’s a close call between Oskars Bartulis and Matt Walker, but the thing is, Walker’s high cap hit gives Bartulis an edge because this team’s roster is already going to run into cap issues on Wednesday when it gets turned into the NHL.
The other thing the coaching staff and management were looking at was what Harry Zolnierczyk can offer the team versus what Zac Rinaldo brings. The Flyers pretty much know the book on Rinaldo but the chapters are less lengthy on Zolnierczyk.
Both these questions could be answered on Monday – an off day for the Flyers and also a day when a likely roster adjustment, either through a trade or waiver, comes about.
You should have kept riding, St Joe would be a nice ride. Not too much traffic and nothing but water all along HWY 98. .
Yes, i have been over that way quite a few times over the years.....I have hunted hogs, deer, and sanbur deer over at St Vincents island a few times and have traveled through your area.....Its nice over there.My wife likes that area as well.