Flyers Down Stars in Shootout to Clinch a Playoff Spot

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The Flyers defeated the Stars in a shootout last night 3-2. The two points clinched a playoff spot for Philadelphia. David Isaac at PhillySportsDaily has more on the game.

The game had a playoff-like feel to it, with the Stars trying to hold on to a playoff spot in the Western conference at home. Despite coughing up a 2-goal lead, Ville Leino shifted by a sliding Kari Lehtonen in the shootout to seal the deal for the Flyers. Kari Lehtonen has never beaten the Flyers in 12 career games.

It was also encouraging to see Sergei Bobrovsky play a strong game for the Flyers, who still need to determine who their playoff netminder will be. Games like this will make the decision easier for Lavy.

The #1 and #2 teams in the East (Flyers v Capitals) face off on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 PM.

 

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6 Responses

  1. fresh, if you don’t have Versus, then you should be called “stale” instead. Sux 2BU.
    And Eric, you’re a wankering branleuf. See you April 3rd (If the Flyers don’t already have #1 in the East locked by then).

  2. I was at the game. It was very nerve racking. Especially going into Overtime killing a PP. Great game overall though. Pissed off many Dallas fans. It honestly looked like 55% was Dallas fans and 45% Flyers. Very close. Many good small chants throughout the game got going for a bit. “Dallas Sucks” “Lets Go Flyers” “E A G L E S EAGLES” <--- Seriously. It happened. After the first goal. Quite funny. Also a "Lets Go Flyers" chant at the end of the game while everyone was leaving down the escalators and out to the parking lot. Dallas fans didn't like that either.

  3. “And I mean 55% Dallas fans, 45% Flyers fans.” Posted by: Derek | March 21, 2011 at 02:19 AM
    ??? Sounds like what you said the same thing the first time? I’m just a reform-school flunk-out, but it sounds alright to me.

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