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Well… they scored. Twice actually.
Nolan Patrick returned to the lineup from his “upper-body injury” for the first time in nine games. That’s a plus.
Brian Elliott had another really good start – that makes five in a row for him.
Much maligned to start the season, the one other thing that has been pretty steady for the Flyers in recent games has been their defense, and they were relatively good again last night.
Hey, they earned a point on the road against a good team in a difficult building in which to play.
But Radko Gudas looks like he’s going to be suspended for slashing someone in the neck – although the referees didn’t give him a game misconduct until after seeing a replay – which isn’t allowed.
ENOUGH! On both fronts.
Yes Flyers fans, this was another frustrating one-goal loss. They seem to be paramount these days. Much in the way one-run losses crippled a last-place Phillies team this past season, they’re starting to plague the last place Flyers a little now too.
And maybe that’s just the sign of a team that’s getting closer and just doesn’t have that killer instinct to put a game away.
Or maybe it’s a sign there isn’t enough talent on the team to get it done.
Either way, things aren’t looking very hot for the Flyers right now, and at some point, someone is going to have to identify where the issue is for a team that has stagnated both in style and philosophy.
But for now… to the takeaways. Continue Reading