Flight Plan week of 03.27.2011

Two out of three ain’t bad… If you win that is.   Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Flyers, they lost two of their three games this past week as they continue to struggle with consistency issues within games and positionally. The Flyers, as a team, played one of their better games in the second half of the season against the Washington Capitals, however the performances by both starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and relief goaltender Brian Boucher were lackluster to say the least. Still, the Orange and Black were able to skate off the ice with one of the two available points to …

Flyers @ Thrashers Preview

Game 70: Philadelphia Flyers @ Atlanta Thrashers, 7:00 pm, CSN Flyers’ Records Overall Record: 43-19-7 Away Record: 22-9-3 Record vs. Thrashers: 1-0-1 Away Record vs. Thrashers: 1-0-0 Thrashers’ Records Overall Record: 29-29-12 Home Record: 15-14-7 Record vs. Flyers: 1-1-0 Home Record vs. Flyers: 1-0-0 The Numbers Flyers’ Winning % vs. Thrashers: .500, 1/2 games (19th) Flyers’ Point % vs. Thrashers: .750, 3/4 pts (16th) Flyers’ Losing % vs. Thrashers: .500, 1/2 games (10th) Flyers’ Goals/Game vs. Thrashers: 4.50, 9 goals/ 2 games (3rd) Thrashers’ Goals/Game vs. Flyers: 3.50, 7 goals/ 2 games (6th) Flyers’ Shots/Game vs. Thrashers: 30 shots, 60 …

Flight Plan Week of 03.13.2011

Ever hear that saying, “take one step forward and two steps back”? How about “two steps forward and one step back… off a cliff”? That’s what the Philadelphia Flyers did as you would think that last Sunday was rock bottom for the guys in Orange and Black when they took a 7-0 beating at the hands of the New York Rangers, but no. The Flyers were able to take any and all progress they had made in their previous two games against the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs and not only squander it, but revert back to a …

Flight Plan 03.06.2011

Every team in the NHL will go through lulls in their season where they won’t win games. They can play their best hockey of the season and still not get the bounces. For the Philadelphia Flyers, that isn’t the case. They’re playing terrible hockey. They’re not working harder than the other team. They’re not shutting teams down when they need to. They’re not scoring key goals. They’re not clicking on the power play. They can’t break out of the zone. They don’t get better, but worse as the game progresses. They just can’t keep their focus and right now they …

Flight Plan Week of 01.09.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers won all three of their games this past week, although two of them were against the New Jersey Devils and those four points were about as easy as they come for this team. The Flyers’ impressive win over the bruised and battered Detroit Red wings however, was a classic example of Peter Laviolette’s up-tempo left-wing lock system. The Flyers were constantly getting the puck deep through two periods of play and were relentless on the forecheck, out hitting and outshooting the Red Wings 22-18 and 32-27 respectively. The Flyers eventually pounded in three goals on Jimmy Howard …

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