What’s wrong with the Flyers?

It’s too easy to blame Brian Boucher for this loss. After all, he gave up four goals on 20 shots and was pulled from the game. Regrettably, he has not performed above his abilities during the playoffs this season. He’s let in some soft goals and been pulled more times than a sixteen-year old’s wang. His .800 SV% tonight was also woeful at best, but let’s not hang him out to dry just yet. Bill Meltzer likes to state that bad things happen when you don’t move your feet. The Flyers skaters are providing him with plenty of evidence to …

Flyers Fight Back, But Fall Short In Overtime

After falling in a 3-0 hole before the end of the first, the Flyers fought back to tie it at three only to lose in overtime. Tyler Ennis opened the scoring and closed the scoring for the game netting the overtime winner 5:31 past regulation. Ryan Miller had 36 saves while Michael Leighton (yup, that Michael Leighton) gets the loss in a relief appearance for Brian Boucher. Nothing takes the energy out of the home crowd faster than an early soft goal. Ennis let the Flyers experience that with a weak shot to Boucher’s right that found it’s way in …

Philly Ties Series In Hectic Game 2

Six first period goals, 54 penalty minutes, and one goalie change were all elements of the Flyers’ 5-4 win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup with the Sabres. Brian Boucher made 20 saves on 21 shots in a relief appearance for Sergei Bobrovsky as five different Flyers scored to tie the series at one. Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist while Matt Carle, Andrej Meszaros, and Kimmo Timonen all had two assists in the crucial win for Philly, whose power play was more spirited than in Game 1 but still ended up just 1-for-10. The …

Kaleta Scores, Miller Shines, and Sabres Win 1-0.

If a team wants to go deep in the playoffs they have to make the other team’s best players beat them. Patrick Kaleta is not one of those players. Scoring the first –and only — goal in the series, Kaleta gave his team a 1-0 series lead against the higher-seeded Flyers as Ryan Miller stopped all 35 Flyers’ shots for a 1-0 Buffalo win in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. The first period was frantic and fast-paced, but the score resulted in a scoreless tie. Even though the shot count was tied at 10, the Flyers spent a majority …

Flyers Drop Fifth Straight To Buffalo In Overtime

Eight days into April and the Flyers are still looking for their first win of the month after Thomas Vanek scored an overtime goal to give Buffalo a 4-3 win. Nathan Gerbe netted two as Ryan Miller stepped in for Jhonas Enroth to start the third period as the Flyers dropped their fifth straight game. Both Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere had a goal and an assist in the loss as Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves on 29 shots. For the fourth straight game the Flyers scored the opening goal. This time, it was a one-timer from Scott Hartnell that …