Picture Of The Day

Picture Of The Day
Flyers Stanley Cup Champions Parade From The '70s

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Flyers v. Buffalo

The Flyers rolled to their second consecutive win after defeating the Buffalo Sabers tonight 5-2. This game featured a little bit of everything, it had scoring, scoring droughts, good play, sloppy play, fighting and of course bad officiating. 

The Flyers got off to a slow start and allowed Buffalo to score a minute and a half into to the game on their first shot. Buffalo also was able to frustrate the Flyers with good defense in the first half of the first period including a penalty kill that made the Flyers look foolish. However the Flyers were able to take a 1-1 tie into the first intermission on a goal by Scott Hartnell, from 2 beautiful passes by Richards and Giroux.

In the 2nd period the Flyers turned the pressure up, both offensively and defensively. The Flyers did not net any goals in the 2nd however they did get 11 shots on goals.

The Flyers carried their relentless attack from the 2nd period into the 3rd. The reward came almost instantly for the Flyers as Jeff Carter netted his 37th goal of the season just :27 seconds into the 3rd period. From there the Flyers did not look back putting on what is an almost routine at this point a 3rd period blitz of goals. After a great start to the period the Flyers followed up with goals by Mike Richards(26), Carter(38) and Hartnell(24).

In a game that featured 2 goals apiece from Carter and Harnell, the game also featured plenty of well advertised penalty minutes from new-comer Dan Carcillo. Marty Biron played a solid game between the pipes.  Not to be forgotten was a great fight by Arron Asham in the latter part of the 3rd period.

Next on the plate for the orange and black, stands Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. The Capitals will come to the Wachovia Center losers of 4 out of their last 5, however the Capitals are holding a 6 point lead in the Eastern Conference standings.

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