Philly In a charitable mood tonight. The Flyers hand Bruins overtime win in 5-4 disappointment. The Philadelphia Flyers went to Boston to play their first road game of the season and it didn’t end so well, despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead off the sticks of a power-play goal from Captain Claude Giroux (1g) and the second of the season from James Van Riemsdyk. Team Philadelphia could not answer the Boston onslaught.
Dropping a very winnable game, Philadelphia once again allowed 40 shots and suddenly, Carter Hart is looking very average. With the restructured season, no team can afford to hand games away. Boston dominated from the faceoff circle, going 33 of 22. While that is not necessarily critical, it is attention-worthy.
Hart started off great. Carter stopped everything the Bruins could muster. But, the final stanza was a House of Horrors as he allowed four goals. The defense in front of him was nearly nonexistent.
The bright spot? James Van Riemsdyk notched two goals and Jake (never bad mouth him) Voracek and Kevin Hayes each registered a pair of assists.
To compound the Philly defensive woes, after a dismal four shots on goal in the first period against Buffalo, Flyer wingers said, “hold my beer and registered an unseemly three Thursday night.
Alain Vigneault needs to make adjustments as soon as yesterday. No offense, porous defense, and a suddenly shaky phenom goaltender. A team that had so much promise is suddenly falling into an abyss. It’s certainly not too late to patch the ship. But, something needs to be done and quickly.
If the Flyers continue to hand the Bruins overtime win and other teams in this fashion this can be a long shortened season. For more coverage click here.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.