Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers Preview

Game 75: Boston Bruins @ Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00 pm, CSN Bruins’ Records Overall Record: 41-23-10 Away Record: 23-10-5 Record vs. Flyers: 2-0-1 Away Record vs. Flyers: 1-0-0 Flyers’ Records Overall Record: 45-19-10 Home Record: 21-10-6 Record vs. Bruins: 1-2-0 Home Record vs. Bruins: 0-1-0 The Numbers Flyers’ Winning % vs. Bruins: .333, 1/3 games (21st) Flyers’ Points % vs. Bruins: .333, 2/6 pts (25th) Flyers’ Losing % vs. Bruins: .667, 2/3 games (10th) Flyers’ Goals/Game vs. Bruins: 2.33, 7 goals/3 games (22nd) Bruins’ Goals/Game vs. Flyers: 3.67, 11 goals/3 games (5th) Flyers’ Shots/Game vs. Bruins: 36.33, 109 shots/3 games (7th) …

Discussing the slump

Last night, ProHockeyTalk published three reasons why the Flyers are struggling. Quickly summed up, they believe the Flyers aren’t desperate enough, the scoring has dried up, and the team can’t seem to close out games in the third period. PHT also points out that the goaltending is not to blame here. For the most part, I agree with the article but I also think it goes a bit deeper than that. The Flyers are in self-preservation mode. The memory of all the fatigue and injuries suffered towards the end of the ’10 season and throughout the playoffs is once again fresh …

Flight Plan week of 01.23.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers went 3-1-0 this past week, losing to the lowly New Jersey Devils as they did not get up for the game from the get go because the Devils are statistically the worst team in hockey right now, but have been playing better under Jacques Lemaire. The Flyers should have picked up a point at least in every game, but it looks like they were probably looking ahead to today’s matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks in what will be the only meeting between the two 2010 Stanley Cup Finalists. The Flyers will then play the Montreal Canadiens on …

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