Well that didn’t go so well.
The Flyers had their biggest test of the young season last night, and while they were just coming off a drubbing of the lowly Senators on Tuesday, it was the Capitals – 5-0 coming into the game – who asserted themselves as the alpha male in the Eastern Conference.
Kimmo Timonen got hit hard when he went down to block a shot… and, well, he was less than helpful when answering questions about it: [Timmy is presumably Tim Panaccio]
Q: So you went down to block that shot, you went off the ice, you came back, but are you hurting from that?
“What do you think, Timmy?”
Q: I think you probably are, but, I mean, how bad is it?
“Well, it’s hardly anything serious, but it is sore, I’ll tell you that.”
Q: Did it swell up on you there in the third or no?
“No, it hit my hand, not my chest.”
Q: Did they do an x-ray and are you cleared for tomorrow or Saturday yet?
“Well, we’ll see.”
Q: Well wait a minute, what does that mean? We’ll see you’re cleared or did you get an x-ray?
“Well we’ll be saying that we can’t say anything. It’s an upper body injury and we’ll see Saturday if I can play.”
Q: Well, did the upper body…
At least Timmo blocked a shot. Four of the Capitals goals were scored on shots deflected by the Flyers. Ilya Bryzgalov not happy:
Q: (Deflections) It looked like at least three?
Q: Does this qualify as one of those nights that you’re not happy having defensemen block the shots, you’d rather have it clear?
“You know, they try and (inaudible). One of the nights (inaudible).”
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