Flyers Blow Lead, Come up an Inch Short


Like Jeff Carter on a Saturday night…

If you missed last night's Flyers game, consider yourself lucky.

The Flyers led 4-1 with 12 minutes remaining in the game.  The Sharks then scored three goals in the span of four and a half mintues to tie it at four, thanks to several penalties taken by the Flyers.

The score remained that way throughout the rest of regulation.  In overtime, with seconds remaining, Mike Richards fired a wrist shot at the net that slipped through Antero Niittymaki's pads. But it was literally an inch away from the goal line as the clock went to zero.  The Flyers lost in the ensuing shootout and, more bothersome, BOB is beginning to look very average.  Uh oh.

Full highlights after the jump and Stevie Why's recap at Philly Sports Daily.


6 Responses

  1. I disagree about BOB looking average. One of those goals he was the victim of both a screen and a Flyer misdirection and the other two were PP goals (one essentially off the draw). There were a lot of missed penalty calls in the third period that should have given us some PP opportunities, but Briere really needs to keep his eyes on the prize. I think he took that cross check behind the goal a little too personal and tried to make up for it.

  2. I always thought the rule was that the puck couldn’t touch anyone after time expired but could still go in. Oh well.

  3. Yeah, BOB is fine like will said. Alot of missed penalty calls for the refs last night, some of the worst i’ve seen in a long time.

  4. i was there and the puck went in, i looked up and the clock was at .3 seconds and then expired. we got boned.

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