– It’s “Bouche” not “Boosh.” Think about it. How is “Douche” spelled? Now switch the letters…
– Flyers Game 2 photo gallery
– Some random stats courtesy of the Flyers’ release:
The Flyers are now 36-29 all time in Games 2 and are now 19-16 in Game 2 when trailing 1-0 in a series. The Flyers are 16-15 all-time when tied 1-1 in a series. They are 14-17 all-time in Game 3 of a series that is tied 1-1 after two games.
Looking ahead in the series, the Flyers are 18-3 all-time when leading a series 2-1 after Game 3, and are 7-19 all-time when trailing 2-1 after three games.
Per the Elias Sports Bureau – the six combined goals in tonight’s first period is the most in a period of a Flyers playoff game since May 20, 1997 at the NY Rangers in Game 3 of the 1997 Eastern Conference Finals, when the Flyers scored four and the Rangers scored two in the third period. The Flyers won the game 6-3.
– Sixers Game 1 photo gallery
– Miami’s take on Game 1
– Philly’s take on Game 1
– Lavs on Bob and Bouche
Q: Was it a difficult decision taking Bob out at that point?
“Yeah, I think there were areas where we could have played better in front of him. Just the change of momentum at that point, Bouch [Brian Boucher] is a veteran goaltender. When we were in a situation where they came back and took the lead, you need to get someone in there that has a calmness presence about them that handle the puck a little better and maybe take some of the pressure off our defensemen. I thought he came off the bench and was terrific.”
Q: Have you made a decision about who will start in Game 3?
“I don’t talk about goaltenders.”
Q: If Bouch is a veteran goalkeeper, why wouldn’t he be a starter?
“We don’t have a starter if that’s what you’re looking for. If you are trying to find the number one, we have been struggling with that question the entire year.”
– Flyers and Sixers highlights after the jump.