No image. We only have an image if the Flyers score a goal.
Well, poop. Aren’t you glad you stayed up until 1 a.m. to watch a 1-0 game with 58 minutes of scoreless hockey, yo?
No, no you are not.
Thanks to what I’m sure is some hokey agreement and the fact that Sixers games somehow bump the Flyers from what is essentially their own network, those of you (me) with FIOS had to watch the game sans HD on channel 99, Art Fennell's channel or something (I’m telling you, Apple is going to change the ridiculous TV industry soon). But whatever definition you watched the game in, no loosely pixelated puck crossed the goal line for the OnB. The Flyers lost to the Sharks, 1-0.
Before the game, reader (@RPM044) asked me the over-under on shots until Bryz let up a goal. He set it at 5.5, and I took the over– 7. I should have taken the under. Former big leaguer, CB reader and Flyers fan Kevin Mench, among others, went with the under and won as the first shot of the game went in. Couldn’t put this one on Bryz, though– he played quite well. It was the offense that came up short and Antti Niemi who [insert pun here]. Claude Giroux was held without a shot for the first time in 66 games and James van Riemsdyk ducked back into obscurity during the Flyers last game against a Western Conference opponent.
The takeaway story from the game – if there is one – is the hit on Danny Briere by Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who, yes, is related to the pickle people.
Danny Briere was knocked head-first into the boards by a pickle.
Briere told reporters he felt OK, but did admit to being dizzy after the hit…
Watch video of the hit on Briere after the jump. Full game “highlights” here.