Ryan Miller sad.
For the second year in a row, the Flyers sent Miller (and his nasally drone) to the golf course. The Sabres' loss, combined with the Captials' win, officially eliminated the hockey team from Buffalo.
Ryan Miller, post-game:
Q: Do you think anything from when you guys made the (inaudible)
“I can't really digest right now. It's just disappointing. It's embarrassing to miss the playoffs. We've got a lot of talented players, but we just couldn't get it going early enough. And then you run out of time and you run out of games, and it comes down to basically going to the bigger tear than any team in the league during the entire year just to make playoffs and that's not how you do it in this league. We got bit this year, and last year we got away with it.”
Poor guy– what to do with all that spare time?
Meanwhile, the Flyers clinched the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, making it official that they will play the Shittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs. It also means that Saturday’s much-ballyhooed game will most likely be a watered down affair, perhaps with very few stars in the lineup.
– Claude Giroux is totally going to win the NHL 13 cover vote. He leads all vote getters right now, and his matchup with Scott Hartnell is the most voted on in the entire league. Flyers fans are just… different. Not only is Philadelphia a great sports town (this you know), but take it from me when I say that our online community is unlike anything, anywhere. Giroux is going to win in a landslide.
– Here is Sergei Bobrovsky’s new mask, which presumably we’ll never see this season (…): [via here]
– Reader Chris sends us this jersey from Tuesday night’s game. I hate to steal a line from the fine folks at Barstool Philly… but does this jersey get this guy laid?
I says it might, but any chance he has quickly gets nullified by whatever is going on up top with that mullet fusion thing.
Finally, the Flyers handed out their end-of-season awards last night. View the full list of winners and highlights from the game after the jump.